Sunday, June 28, 2009

My first "real" cake



This past Sunday was Father's day and we took the opportunity to also celebrate my wife's brother's (Mark) birthday. I decided to practice some of my new cake knowledge on the family and give me a little practice before I have to make my son Victor's birthday cake in July.
I didn't know what Mark's favorite Disney character was so I had to come up with something else. Mark is a union pipe fitter. I didn't know exactly what a pipe fitter looked like on the job but you can see what I came up with. The grey/black border to the cake is supposed to be pipe. The little guy has a welding mask and is holding a candle as a makeshift welding torch.
The cake was a yellow cake and it turned out a lot better than the past few cakes I had made. I was almost ready to turn to a box cake after the past two scratch cakes I made. I filled the cake with a fresh strawberry french cream. The frosting is all the Wilton buttercream recipe only with a lot less Crisco and a lot more butter ( not as pure white but it taste better). The welder and tank were made from a fondant/gum paste mix. Doesn't look like an Ace of Cakes cake but I was very happy with how it came out. I think it looked pretty good and it tasted good as well - especially the strawberry cream.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

YUM

Me! said...

great job! a pretty cake by me means the frosting covers the whole thing relatively evenly and there aren't cake crumbs everywhere so i'm thoroughly impressed

Thom said...

Hey Todd!
Your cake looks good. I am retired and a house husband so I do most of the cooking and BBQ'ing. You can never learn enough about cooking and preparing things.
Thanks for your comments on my BBQ blog. I appreciate them very much.

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