Monday, April 20, 2009

Rice Crispy Present Cake

A couple of weeks ago I had to demonstrate how to cover a cake with fondant for one of my classes. I actually just made up some rice crispy treats and pressed them into one of my cake pans instead of making a cake, because my husband is sick of cake and wanted something different. (This works great when you are doing a multi-teir wedding cake, and the wedding party doesn't really need that much cake--just do rice crispy treats for the bottom layer--the kids will love it). After my class I came home and decided to continue decorating it. Maybe I'm obsessive compulsive, but I just can't let someone eat a half-decorated cake. Well, it didn't last long after I decorated it. My husband bit into it within a few minutes of me finishing it up and taking pictures. I agree with him--a rice crispy treat cake really is so much better than a regular cake. Yumm.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fool's

My April Fool's Day was pretty busy. I started teaching another round of Wilton classes for the month of April (Courses 1 and 3). Here is a cake that I made during my Course 1 class to demo a few things. I finished it up in my Course 3 class showing them how to do string work on a cake. It was a fun cake to quickly put together for my classes. When I told my friend Erica a few days ago that I was going to have another cake this week with nothing to do with it, she said she would gladly take it, so I gave it to her for a month belated birthday cake (I know--it's not too birthdayish, but that's okay, right?)

The day before April Fool's I was asked to teach the Achievement Day girls some cake decorating for their activity. We did some April Fool's cupcakes. They decorated them to look like spaghetti and meatballs with a side of peas and carrots. It was an idea I got out of the Hello, Cupcake book (I keep telling you, I love this book). The girls did a great job and had a lot of fun making their "well balanced dinners." I'll ask them on Sunday if any of them fooled their parents with their dinners they made :)