It was so much fun. Having family and friends over with some really great food.
We do this once a month. Have a cooking challenge where we all get together to eat, talk and vote on the "best" for the month.
We even have a little trophy and ribbons :D What better way to spend a day - than food, family and friends.
This month it was CAKE. And I love cake. But then I love ice cream and candy and...well I love sweets.
Anyway, here are the entries:
Or Steve's chocolate ganache, filled with banana pudding...there just aren't words to describe them all . . . other than yumilicious!
I guess I didn't get the strawberry theme memo tho' - I went for Memorial Day Theme with Lady Liberty.
My son was a little - maybe a lot - disappointed that I used fondant. It never tastes as good as whipped cream and fruit...it's true. But it's like being a kid again and playing with PlayDoh, it's so much fun I just can't resist.
Here's how I did her:
I made a Barbie cake - yeah kind of cheating - the doll part wasn't edible. But it's for fun. I had to spray paint her green...and she's rubber-at least her arms and face (the body's plastic) and paint doesn't stick very well to rubber. So I had to sand her a little to make her (more) tacky ;D and then I stepped outside and sprayed away. I stuck her in a styrofoam cup so the paint wouldn't get on anything. Then I put her on a paper plate, because she was dripping.
I glued a little crown on her head and even did two just to see how they'd turn out.
After I had the doll done, I started frosting the cake base for the fondant to adhere to.
Then all that was left was the fondant, which I rolled out and tried to fit to the form. For the base, I stamped bricks into some marzipan (to add a good taste and a different texture) then I stamped water into blue fondant (because we all know Lady Liberty stands in on an island in the middle of water...right?)
and I made some little blue balls to cover the bottom. I had to pipe a bit around Lady Liberty and the base because they didn't fit perfectly. I also added a couple of fondant flowers to fill in some gaps and Wah-Lah, I was done.
I really tried to get a picture of Caroline and Sasha curled up kissing but (like I said) I'm not the best photographer in the world, maybe I'm even the worst. But here they are together. :D
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