Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cake Update

Well, I really need to go to bed but I'm a little wired from running around like a crazy woman the past 4 hours. I think my house is ready for the cleaning people tomorrow (today!) with a few last-minute exceptions that I'll take care of in the morning and I'm feeling pretty good about the cake. I made a small practice cake (not that I'm making that large of a cake for the actual party) and my first batch of marshmallow fondant and did some practice decorations and I'm pleased with how everything is coming together. I wanted to have stars in the 'Dora' colors but I just didn't like the way the stars looked and I thought the flowers on the Wilton box were so cute. Fortunately, I had the same cutters they used for their sample and so I finally just scratched all of my fondant stars and CASEd the Wilton cake!! HA! I didn't completely cover the cake and I still need to find some Dora decor--I have a candle but I want to find a little Boots toy or something to put on there as well. Wish me luck on the final product!
The colors didn't photograph very well so I'll try again tomorrow for a better pic...or maybe I'll just wait until the final cake this weekend. And who knows...maybe I'll actually make a card sometime this week!

For anyone interested in making marshmallow fondant, it's ridiculously easy and the instructions I used can be found here. It should come as no surprise that it tastes just like marshmallows!

2 comments:

Kimchi Burrito said...

Karen-
It looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Karen,

That looks awesome! You inspire me! LOL I don't know that Jasmine will ever get a cake like that unless I start with a box mix and used some ready-to-go frosting! Ha ha

Kendra