What is this?! A blog post!? Is this for real?? Why yes… you are not imagining it. I think it’s the longest I’ve gone without blogging. Sorry, lovelies… it’s been a busy year. After taking 3 weeks off, I’m baccccck. Sort of. Let’s celebrate with some folksy banjo music from Sherald
This was my first sculpted instrumental cake and it was super fun to make! It took FOR-EVER to get the arm shape right but with lots of different ingredients, it’s done At 5am, I was so exhausted and so frustrated because no matter what angle I looked at it, with wide-open eyes, squinty eyes, fooling myself by turning my head away and turning back really quickly (which made me dizzy!), I couldn’t help but thought it looked like a high-tech frying pan. How cool would that be?! They have different buttons for settings and maybe even a “flip” option to cook your eggs to perfection. This handy device would work itself so you wouldn’t need to keep an eye on it. Omigosh… I should invent this. I’d be rich. Don’t steal my idea
Instead of strategically planning out how I was going to make it un-frying pan-like, I was working on my dialogue as to how I was going to respond to my client if/when he asked why it looked the way it did. How do you award-winningly say, “WHAT?! BANJO?? I thought you said frying pan!” while keeping a straight face? I tried and I tried but to no avail. Even thinking about it makes me laugh.
My favourite part of the cake was definitely the details. Gold swags! I bought FDA-approved edible gold powder from Hong Kong (remember Shanghai Street? Oh how I miss you!) but it wasn’t “GOLD” enough. Can’t really expect much for $3CDN! (usually it’s $20+ here for gold) So I mixed lots and lots of pearly colour in it and ta-DA!
My cousin and her fiance loved it… it was for his dad. I’m so excited to see what his reaction will be. These novelty cakes have gained in popularity these past few years thanks to shows like Cake Boss and to receive one as a gift is truly a gift! I love how cakes are so versatile and you can do anything with it. ANYTHING! You know what that means! No more __INSERT HERE__ (T&T, Loblaws, Costco, cake mix) cakes for you!
After I was finished the cake (6:30am), I realized I spelled BIRTHDAY wrong. It said “BIRTday”… I was hoping the cake recipient wouldn’t notice it OR… hope that “BIRTday” is how banjo players pronounced it?! Maybe?! Anyone??!