And then as if one cake wasn't enough i decided to make a castle cake to go along with it.
Yes, I'm nuts.
So after putting the kids to bed, armed with more icing then I could fathom in one had and a spatula in the other, I went to town. I layered, shaved, cut and refrigerated. refrigerated and refrigerated some more (that crumb problem when you have to cut and then icing a cake is a mess). I thought about making cupcakes, throwing these cakes in the trash, canceling the party, and driving over to my local favorite Wegman's at 6 in the morning and begging them to make me their best cake with just hours until the party. I thought to myself over and over and over again, what had I gotten myself into? The woman in the video is so happy and serene, there is complete silence, no crying babies, no kids up and down the steps to check on your progress, taste cake batter or stick their finger in the icing. She makes it look so easy. I love to cook and bake but maybe this was beyond my patience level, or maybe it was the face that it was the end of the day, 1 crying baby with a double ear infection, 1 nosy 5 year old and 1 super excited and curious birthday girl later and my patience was at the end of it's wick. So 5 hours later, one amazing husband trip to the store to buy more icing,(yes, more icing) and more breakdowns then I care to admit,this is how my cakes turned out.
Just remember, I am not a professional cake decorator, but I've got my kids fooled and that all that matters.
To make things even more interesting, I have been commissioned to make a Transformer cake for my son's upcoming 6th birthday in March. I am seriously considering it.
Maybe I should graciously bow out now.
But what fun would that be?