Monday, March 1, 2010

The "Drum" Cake...

This year for cake class, I thought I would take things to the next level and make all my cakes from scratch.  Last time, I did every cake out of a box...predictable and quick.  I do make cakes occasionally from scratch, but I can't deny the convenience of box mixes!

  For my cake for this weeks class, I decided to make Bakerella's Red Velvet cake.  Our teacher asked us to icing it with a chocolate top so it would resemble a drum. 

I spent most of my Sunday making my cake, making tons of icing for this weeks cake and next week's cake, and then icing the cake in prepartion for class.  Basically I was working the time management skills that I don't usually have...I was feeling pretty great that I had everything prepared a day ahead of time because I am definately a procrasitnator and generally wait for a couple hours before class to begin my "masterpiece" (and I use that term in jest.)

So imagine my surprise, when my cousin and I are sitting in the parking lot at cake class talking about our cakes, and I realize that ....


How do you forget to take your cake that you slaved over to cake class???? 

I had ALL my supplies and icing....but no cake!!!!

Luckily I was able to run back home and get it, and the class was nice enough to sit and chat while I was gone so I didn't miss a thing!! 

So what did I learn from all this????
That I do much better waiting to the last minute!!! (-:

So I present to you the "Drum" cake...aka the crazy clown cake. 

I have to say when I saw just the "drum" cake that my teacher made, I wasn't seeing the whole picture.  She hadn't added the clowns yet so I was thinking it was a pretty unimpressive project albeit a great cake for practicing. 

But the clowns definitely make the cake...and they are so easy to make. 
The clowns are made from 4 miniuature marshmallows on a toothpick, piped in a two tone icing.  Obviously the heads are plastic picks....The drum is actually a marshmallow.
  And just for the record, it is perfectly acceptable in the world of cake decorating for clowns to have large, funky feet...actually it is preferred.  (-;

And here is my daughter patiently waiting for me to finish up pictures so she can dig in. 

I asked her what her favorite part of today was defininately thinking she would tell me playing with her cousin while I was at cake class, but she said the best thing today was eating some of my cake.  So I guess we can call it a winner no matter how it looks!

And this is my elusive son giving it a thumbs up.  He hasn't gotten any blog time lately because he manages to avoid me and the camera, but today he allowed me to take a picture so I am definately posting it!  

And this picture explains why the cake was not level in the least bit.  I thought I had done a great job leveling it, and that might have been was the 2 inches of frosting heaped in the middle that made it unlevel.

So tonight was a good night, learned some new things and had a great time with new and old friends.
  Can't wait till next week!


Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

You did a great job!

Jillene said...

The cake looks GREAT!! I tried to make a Zoe (from Sesame Street) cake for H's 2nd birthday. Uuuummmm....yeah--let's just say that I got frustrated so my husband had to finish it.

Cynthia said...

I love Bakerella! That cake looks yummy! Taking a cake class is on my list of crafty-want-tos.