Saturday, February 23, 2013

A cake decorator I'm not... but I can knit a mean pair of socks!

If there's one thing I've learned this weekend, it's that cake decorating is not as easy as it looks. Early last week, Dave asked me if I could make a cake for his boss's birthday. After going through the options (a cake shaped like boobs, a guitar, a piano...) we settled on a Boston Cream Pie with the company's logo on top.

Making the cake was easy -  my brother may have inherited all the cooking talent from mom - but if there's sweet stuff involved, I'm no slouch! (Though my custard was a little lumpy....but it tasted fine.)

The logo was a little trickier. I figured I could create a stencil, and just sprinkle the icing sugar over, remove the stencil - et voila!

Well as you can see... Didn't so much as "sprinkle" the sugar as throw it all over the kitchen..... it ended up way thicker than I wanted, and on the rest of the cake... but at least the logo was still mostly distinguishable....

Dave assured me it was delicious, and no one cared about the imperfections, but I think I'll stick to my knitting....
While he was off eating cake, I finished 25% of Miss Kitty Cup's ransom....

10 comments:

Araignee said...

Mmmm....cake!

Monika said...

The cake looks delicious! I'm with you there, I can cook, and bake, but decorating cakes is another story.
The sock looks lovely.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I pay other people to bake for me. Like those nice people in the bakery department at my local grocery store. Less frustrating!

You did a good job, though. And it looks delicious!

Zenitude said...

mmm, that cakes looks so delicious, nothing else matters!

lexa said...

Looks good to me! :)

Dee said...

Looks good to me too ... both the cake AND the sock.

RobinH said...

Hm.. Confectionary sugar doesn't sprinkle. Good to know. Looks delicious though!

Knatolee said...

Somebody made ME a boobs cake once!!! It was when I worked in the art department at Starter Canada. It was pretty damn funny....

Your cake looks delish!

gayle said...

You mean custard isn't supposed to be lumpy? Hmmm...
My cake decorating experience started when one of my crazy aunts (yes, I had more than one) volunteered herself and me to decorate the cakes for my grandparents' huge golden wedding anniversary party, despite the fact that neither of us had ever decorated a cake before. I learned to make frosting roses by making thousands of them, then picking out the best-looking ones for actual use on the cake. (We only needed a couple hundred of them. Phew!)
Your cake and your sock both are gorgeous. Even without frosting roses...

WildflowerWool said...

The cake looks yummy!