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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cake Minus Bakery

So yesterday was my Breeze-way-mate's 28th Birthday Party and I was elected to bring the cake. Two requests: Pink & Funfetti. After my first real attempt at decorating using Fondant in November, for my daughter SaeLeighs 3rd Birthday, my goal was to cut down my 8 hour prep time! haha This cake was considerably smaller with an 8" base and 6" top tier so that helped a great deal. I took a deep breath, poured a glass of sparkling wine and the mixing, greasing and dusting began. As I began gathering my materials to decorate, I realized my decor supplies were in the trunk of my car an hour away! No rolling pin, no icing tips- NADA! Since I was a glass or so in and it was about midnight I decided I would have to "figure it out." So- pictured above is the final product made with my wine bottle rolling pin, butter knife icer, wash cloth & straight pin even bake strips, bread knife cake leveler and my pairing knife fondant trimmer. Ghetto bakery ENGAGE!

Oh yeah and I did end up cutting down my prep time. Took me about 2.5 hours minus cooling time in the fridge. SUCCESS
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  1. Holy beautiful cake, Steph! I am thoroughly impressed.

  2. Definately awesome! I don't own a rolling pin.. I ALWAYS use a wine bottle (probably because I always have an empty one on hand, too! lol)

  3. oh.. but.. where's the recipe??

  4. Thanks guys!
    Cake- Funfetti mix, 3 eggs, 1 cup water & 1/3 cup oil. Shortening & flour to grease & dust the pans. 3.5 cups Wilson decor icing to fill and ice.
    Decor- 1lb fondant & color gel for the ribbon stripe & confectioners sugar for dusting to keep the fondant from sticking to the counter.

    Since I'm mainly a decorator ;p this busy mommy takes shortcuts until graduation day! THEN I'll work on cakes from scratch. haha