Monday, April 4, 2011

My 1st attempt at making a really COOL Cake

Between Naps on the Porch - Metamorphosis MondayMy oldest daughter turned 21 this past Saturday.  So, let's see. I had her when I was like 8, so that makes me what, 29. Whaahaaahaaa.  Ok, ok ,ok, since we've all had a good belly laugh this morning I'll get back to my story. She sent me a picture of a cake she liked at Elegant Endings & Catering, in Lincoln, Nebraska (if you live near there you should really check out her cakes, they look beautiful).  We live in Texas, not so close, so I decided to give it a shot.  It took ALL day Friday to bake, whip icing and decorate her cake, but I really enjoyed doing it.  I told my hubby when he asked how long he thought it would take to make it, as he was leaving for the office, "Oh, it'll take somewhere around 4 hours or so".  Well, just double that!!!  And I have one thing to say about fondant,  GROSS.  My 17 year old and I had made a trial run on rolling out the fondant and getting it smooth on a cake on Tuesday night.  We each got a piece and gave one to hubby/dad and when she and I took our first bites my first thought was, "I've got to spit this C@#% out" and when I looked at her face I could see that was what she was thinking too. Hubby/dad just said, "it's not the best, but it's okay",  MEN they'll eat anything. lol. So the next day I went out and got stuff to make buttercream frosting. Just so happens the lady behind me in the check-outline knows what I'm buying all this 10x and butter for because she's had owned a bakery for 32 years and had retired not too long ago. When I told her my fondant story she laughed and told me that all fondant is not created equally.  But, I think it turned out pretty darn good for my first one.

My Christmas present.  I've wanted one of these for years.

Golden Butter Cake (x2) 
Funfetti Cake (x2)
Hot Pink Icing
Birthday Princess cake almost done
If you click on the picture you can see I stamped a heart on the diamonds.
Finished Cake
Thanks for looking :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Peace, Love & Decorate


  1. Visiting from the Blog party :) Cute ideas!!!!

  2. Beautiful cake, well worth the time it took.

  3. You did an excellent job! The cake is beautiful. I've often wanted to make fondant, maybe now; not so much! : )

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Woot, Woot! Found the Barn blog I was looking for! "The Gilded Barn" thanks so much for helping me look. Hope all is okay, you haven't posted in a while.