Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Made a Cake

I have been looking(still looking BTW)for ways to fulfill my time outside of being a WAHM. Working from home can be very isolating. I stay home all day with my son, I then go to work from 6-midnight, sleep, and repeat...it doesn't leave much room for social interaction outside of Nick Jr, and Very Hungry Caterpillars. So about a year ago I enrolled in some cake decorating classes through Micheal's.

In the first class they started out teaching us how to make frosting, YUM! We got a discount on decorating supplies, so I bought all sorts! It was fun, and I was excited.

The second class we brought a frosted cake to class so we could learn some actual decorating techniques. Not to be boastful or braggy, but mine was the smoothest buttercream frosted cake there. I don't know what some people were using to frost their cakes, a sledgehammer perhaps?

The third class we learned how to write on our cakes, make flowers and a few other cutsie tricks...the classes continued and I stuck with them for about 6 weeks. Then I decided, I don't need classes anymore. I think I'll go at it on my own now. Not long after, feeling like I knew it all(step aside Duff) I offered to make my niece her birthday cake. I told her no holds barred, anything she wanted, she could have. Turns out she wanted a two tiered fondant cake. The one thing I didn't know how to do...decorate with fondant. I never made it to that course!! Now what?

Well I did a lot of googling, and watched a lot of You Tube videos. I practiced two weeks before her party, on my husbands birthday. My first fondant cake, to my relief, wasn't a disaster! I was able to deliver on my promise, and my niece, she got her 2 tiered fondant cake.

I have since not promised or offered to make a cake for anyone. Outside of making my children's cakes, my cake decorating days are over. It's not something I particularly enjoy, it's just something I know how to do. One of these days I will find a hobby I can be passionate about, and I'll stick with it.

For now...I present to you, the Fondant Cake!!

My DIY fondant cake, a Twilight inspired cake, for my niece's Twilight themed 12th birthday party.

This is part of DIY day at A Soft Place to Land. Head on over and check out all the other great projects!

And it's also part of Mama Kat's Writers Workshop, head on over and read the other great entries.


Holly said...

That is a great cake. I used fondant for the first time myself (as a wedding planner I was familiar but for me to work with it, I was petrified) and it was rather "easy"...at least compared to what I thought it was going to be.

Why is it so hard to find a hobby?

Holly @ 504 Main

Lourie said...

That came out fantastic! Mine would have been one of the sledgehammer cakes. Haha.

Anonymous said...

What a great cake! Your niece is going to love it, I'm sure.

Amber Page Writes said...

That's really awesome! You could be a pro.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

It's so good. You could work for Duff. Don't you have it when you're good at something but it's just not that fun to you. You're good though.

Mama Kat said...

Oh wow!! She is going to LOVE you...so creative!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow amazing, I've always wanted to do one of those class at Michaels. She's one lucky girl!

Thanks so much for stopping by and following! I'm a WAHM mom also, you must work for a callcenter that late at night.

Hope to see you around again.