Over the past year the world of cake decorating has gotten great exposure due to television – especially the Food Network. I am like a moth to a flame when one of these shows are being aired. Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss, Amazing Wedding Cakes, Food Network Challenge, the list goes on from here. These programs have given people like me the tools and inspiration to try cake outside the box.
This past month in cake has been fantastic! Many fun and creative confections have come from my kitchen in the past couple weeks. Here are a few of the highlights.
First on the list was a beach inspired birthday cake. Nilla Waffers were the perfect ingredient for making sand, not to mention they taste great too. The palm tree, beach ball, starfish, coconut, and shark fin were all crafted out of marshmallow fondant. When finished, I couldn’t help but smile.
A 59th birthday cake was next on the list. This one needed a bit of edge to it, something to laugh about. I had made a few cakes for this couple before and knew my boundaries. After much research, a decision was made – a toilet bowl. What better way to say it, “Another Year Down the Shitter”. I was there for the grand unveiling of this masterpiece and you would have thought they won the lottery by their expressions. It was a sure fire hit!
The most recent cake to come out of my kitchen was for a dear friend’s surprise birthday party. When baking a cake for a close friend I try and give it some personal meaning. Immediately after hearing about the party, I knew what I was going to make. Kristy, our birthday girl, hates the sight of bare feet. What better way to say Happy Birthday than a gnarly foot! The look on her face was priceless and I’m sure we’ll be talking about it for years to come!
Baking gets me in my happy place, it allows me to be creative and put a smile on someone elses face. I find with every new challenge I become more confident and comfortable with this craft. Keep’em coming – I can’t wait for the next challenge! If you are interested in ordering your next cake from Frosted, please email me at Jody@LifeWithCake.com.