Sunday, December 12, 2010
My friend Shona was in charge of her church's Christmas party this year and decided to enlist my help with the centerpieces. She had 20 tables set up and wanted a simple Christmas cake to sit in the center of each. I agreed thinking it would be a ton of work but vastly underestimated how many tons. I did every inch of work by myself from mixing all the cake batter (10 double batches of vanilla), to kneading the fondant and washing all the dishes. I ran my dishwasher twice a day for several days! In the end the cakes turned out beautiful and the party looked perfect.
I love it when I get asked to do a cake for Halloween. I did this one for my friend Kate's costume party. I found a picture of another Halloween themed cake with a spooky tree that looked amazing so I took a crack at it. The tree is hand painted (with food coloring) onto the fondant- which turned out to be a ton easier than I anticipated. I finished off the decorations with fallen leaves, a black cat & bat and a mini pumpkin on top (rice krispies covered with fondant). The flavors included an apple spice cake with cinnamon buttercream. Happy Halloween Kate!