Decorating cakes as we quickly
discovered is not our forte, it seemed a good idea at the time for the Florida
Tix 10th birthday bake off.
Well it had involved cake so that was the carrot dangled in front of me
that got me on board straight away!
When the box of ingredients
arrived I still felt quite upbeat and excited, seeing edible glitter, melts and
bright vivid icing colours. All new
materials for us to try and experiment with, its easy to feel confident and
enthusiastic prior to actually starting…
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on May 8, 2015 at 7:38am PDT
But as the kitchen got more and
more chaotic, our hands were stained in bright colours and the cake still did
not have the magic Florida factor I quickly realised I did not have the skill
or creative vision for the contest.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on May 10, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT
Basically we just added as much icing and glitter as we could, the palm
tree’s were held in my cocktail sticks (must remember to fish them out before
giving to the children!) and floating Mickey head (to attempt the body too was
just far too ambitious for me!) was a last ditch effort to add a Florida
attraction to the cake. I had wanted to
add happy looking crabs, starfish and buckets and spades to the backdrop but
realised it was late and bed was calling.
The kitchen is still looking a little sorry for itself
this morning, even with the dishwasher on overdrive! The cake on the whole was edible hubbie had already cut off the
burnt edges before we slavered on the icing to cover a multitude of sins. The cake did get a vaguely positive response
from the boys the following morning though, they both recognised Mickey and
liked the palm trees.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on May 10, 2015 at 2:39pm PDT
I am glad we had an attempt at cake decorating; it was
something different to try! But for the
time being I will leave the cake baking to hubbie. His are usually covered in chocolate buttons or rolos and always