Carol, actually, I prefer the look of the random and rough caramel pieces! per la original Copper Topper from Rose’s Celebrations!
Katie’s World Cake is coming along, and you describe my state exactly! I need to make miracles happen. Last night I baked the tart shells, and not all came out beautiful. I’ve learned one thing: tart crusts should be handled with care, and in as much as possible be left in the pan. North America cracked in 5 pieces! Well, this just tells that the crust is nice and flaky! The crusts sit airtight, they should remain fresh for tomorrow, as it is just a cookie and those last months.
I was going to fill the tarts tomorrow afternoon prior to the party, but I will compromise and do tonight instead. Katie will need to deal with less than freshly made tarts! Actually, shelf life refrigerated is 3 days, so….... but Matthew agrees that this type of tart is best tasting when freshly done. Who will notice anyways when there is so much going on at the party, foods, drinks, costumes, entertainment, etc. And I am hoping the people get distracted with the BIG world instead of the minute details.
I got 2 full time cake assistants for tomorrow to put together the mosaic of cupcakes, one is very detailed and perfect, they are not getting paid, but I am already telling them from now that I expect perfection. I don’t want even a single rose petal to be damaged, since this is my LOVE (and almost my blood), and even if there will be hundreds of roses, I still care of each rose like Rose!
On Wednesday, my cake assistants begged me to test to fit the cake board in my car, even I measure everything carefully. Glad I ran this test, because (as I once thought) my door is too narrow to get the cake out of my kitchen, but I do have a window that I can take out, and that worked. Indeed, the cake board fitted in my car, in fact, it was made according to the dimensions and shape of my car!
This was my dinner last night, healthy and wholesome. But I made the mistake to eat about 3 chocolates after, so I had a hard time sleeping sound! The chocolates were excellent in any case, from Peru, who claims the Inkas were the first people to grow Cacao!