(Warning: This is so not a wordless post. Ssshhhh) Anyone else a Cake Boss fan? I started watching it after I came home from the Wilton ReTreat, all inspired. And after begging my husband Joe to watch it with me, he instantly became hooked as well. We finished the whole first season within a week. For the first time my husband requested I make him a cake for his birthday. And not just any birthday cake. He wanted an elaborate yellow fondant cake, preferably with something molded with Rice Krispie Treats (yeah right!) and a vanilla custard filling. That is a tall order for a cake decorating newbie like myself. Sure, I had a blast at Wilton and love watching Cake Boss but that certainly didn’t make me an expert.
As you may notice that isn’t a custard filling. (See last week’s Wordless Wednesday for my custard disaster turned delicious dessert). Instead it is some cool whip and pudding. I got tired. And do notice the icing dam. If you are building a cake with a filling I strongly recommend pipping a dam around it to avoid it slipping or oozing out.
And rolled out the homemade marshmallow fondant, thanks to Cat’s awesome tutorial.
Using my fondant circle cutters and a pastry wheel I created this rather unoriginal design but at this point I was just going for something that looked nice. It is so much more difficult to design a cake for a man. A woman I could have done a floral arrangement and it would have looked stunning. But for a guy? Not so much.
I tried to create a message in chocolate writing but that was a bad idea in July. Within seconds after coming out of the freezer they began to melt so I decided I’d have to keep it simple with just my husband’s age. Not a perfect cake by any stretch but it was MY cake and a total labor of love.