Friday, October 29, 2010
I named this cake Lacey for obvious reasons. I did this cake more as a practice cake. At work we had a Halloween Costume Contest, and thought it would be cute to go basically as myself when I am not at work. So I went as The Cake Chica. I didn't win but I am very happy with this practice cake. This was not as easy as the last few I have done in the passed months.
I usually try to use the SPS system for transporting a cake. If you have ever used the SPS you know the cakes have to reach a certain height, because the columns are already measured out. Well mine didn't bake up as I wanted, but that's ok I bought a saw to saw off what I needed. Well I was about to stack the cakes and notice the SPS plates were bigger then my cake!?!?!?! I still don't know what and how it happened, but my cakes shrunk 1/2 from the sides and couldn't use the SPS System at all. I ended up just using the bubble tea straws and the worked just fine. The fondant was also a hassle. I'm not used to rolling out big pieces of fondant, so I had to roll it out a few times, and then it starts drying out and then cracking at the corners. Ugh!!! I had a big hole on the "back" (I made it the back due to the huge hole) that I had to cut a peice of fondant just to make it less obvious.
Once I finally put it all together I was very happy with it. The scary part: Transporation. IT MADE IT!!! I put the gumpaste roses on at work (my first time making these by the way!) and did the finishing touches on it. Every one loved it. Most people thought it was fake!!! I said NO WAY!!! Someone even asked if I bought it ?!?!?!?!?!? (A little insulted). I told him "I don't buy cakes!" LOL.
The size is 10 inch, 8 inch, and 6 inch. The bottom tier is Vanilla Caramel Cake, the top two layers are Pumpkin Spice Cake. Both are new recipes and are keepers! I used black Satin Ice fondant. The topper is just a trinket box I found at Hobby Lobby. The pearls in that box or just plastic. I tried attaching the lace with crisco but it wasn't working so I used a little bit of piping gel. It worked like a charm. See more pics below. Thanks for looking. :)