Friday, August 5, 2011
She had a big "See You Soon" party Friday at The Fairyland Club. She called and asked me about ordering a cake. I told her that she couldn't order one, but that I would gladly donate one for the party!
Since I had free reign on this project, I decided to start with a round cake covered in fondant. I used edible pens to draw a map of the route from Chattanooga to Nashville. I did this on the front and back sides of the cake and then covered the sides with some Chattanooga and Nashville edible images.
For the top, I decided to do a moving box. I started with a square cake and Chaddy made up some cardboard colored modeling chocolate panels. We made 2 top flaps and stuffed one side with mini marshmallows, which in context looked amazingly like packing peanuts. I printed some "Fragile" and "This Side Up" labels on edible images and placed them on the box sides. The last detail on the cake was to make packing tape marks. I started by using painter's tape to mark off the tape lines and then painting a very thin coat of piping gel. When I removed the painter's tape, it made the piping gel "tape" have nice clean lines.
It was a real hit at the party, and I smiled every time I heard a new guest walk in and say "Who put a box on top of the cake?!" They had to get right up on it before they realized it WAS the cake!
Have a great weekend! Anybody going to Charlotte this weekend for ICES?? Chaddy and I will be there - look us up! We'll try to monitor our Twitter feed... use hashtag #ICES !!