So my newphews birthday is today and I offered to make the cake. My family (knowing how busy I have been with cookies) told me “make a box cake mix in a regular pan!”. Of course, I can’t do that, so i went all out and make a 12x18 cake,and cut it in half and stacked it. Then i decided, since elmo came out so good for my cousins birthday i will try to do a character he likes…Lightening McQueen.
So…...this cake took me about 6 hours total and i am NOT happy with the outcome. I dont know how people pipe things on cakes like this!! Elmo was sooo much easier! i thought about doing stars all over in the right color, but then i didn’t know how i would do stars in the spots that were really little!! so i ended up like piping color on and then trying to smooth it out with my finger. Didn’t work.
Then since, elmo’s red got sooo dark overnight, i decided to start with a lighter red and hope that it got darker ovenight….it didn’t. so he’s again, kind of light pinkish red.
Then i tried writing his name and for some reason, the orange was coming out of the tip VERY quickly and the food coloring was seperating!! so i tried to write REALLY quick and it just jumbled up, lol and looks like a kid wrote it! At this point, i gave up (2nd time this week).
Anyways, i will share my shame lol.
oh, its white cake with strawberry filling and vanilla mousseline.