Saturday, November 3, 2007

Cake Anyone?

This was the real reason I threw a party. I wanted an excuse to make this cake. (just kidding, but not really=D.) This was a bittersweet project. It was super fun to work on and the the result was awesome, but it took away from family time and it was pretty stressful. I was up until 1 am the morning of the party putting the finishing touches on it, and I started it on Wednesday. I think it took me about 16 hours to complete this cake. Now I know why cake decorating places charge so much for a cake!
My camera was acting kind of spooky last night. Most of my pictures came out a little fuzzy.
The towers and the front roof are a part of a castle kit I bought and I just covered it in fondant. Fondant is kind of a playdoh consistency, but I don't really like the taste of it so I covered the cake in buttercream icing instead of covering the whole cake in fondant like the instructions call for. That is colored coconut around the base and a marshmallow fence to hold it all in. I just happened to have some black spray food coloring that I sprayed them with.
Had to get every angle. It really was a sad thing when I had to pull all the towers out from the top and start cutting into it. I understand why Duff from Ace of Cakes doesn't hang around for his cakes to be served. It's like a little piece of you dies when you cut into your work of art. I was totally bragging about the cake all night long, but I figured with all the work I put into it I earned that right!

8 comments:

Chelle said...

that is the most awesomeist cake ever!!! i wish i was there to eat it.

Cyrus and Annie said...

Great cake!!!!

Cyrus and Annie said...

Great cake!!!!

Lainie said...

Great cake -- doesn't even come close to describing that thing!! I have NEVER seen anything like it before. I can't believe it is even possible to make something so cool! Waytogo, Kara. I'm bummed I didn't get to eat one of the towers!!! AMAZING!!! I'm still your friend right?

Kara and Theo said...

Of course, Lainie! I just had to give you a hard time because you sent the e-mail saying how the 2nd was better for your schedule and then you ended up not being able to make it. It's all good, I of all people now exactly how it is to plan something only to have my plans change at the last minute, literally!

Sarah said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! Way to go!

Annie said...

You are simply amazing!

Aleisha said...

I love making cakes like this. I made one from the Womans day mag for my youngest sons first b-day. Took me three days, and I didnt want to cut into it. But it tasted great...lol Great job on it, looks wonderful!