Ok – this was an AWESOME cake. I earned so many Mom points for this one. And I totally winged it! I felt like I really owed him a win after the cake collapse of 2008. (More on that later – suffice it to say — I needed to do some research on structure and karma). I was called out by a friend on the fact that there were no in process pictures of my last cake– and how could I PROVE I really did it. But there were no pictures of the cake collapse either and I admitted that one. But just for her, I am submitting the token – crumb coat in the fridge pic into evidence. Everything is edible except for the army guy. I wanted him to look realistic and I am still at the level of Simpson looking molded figures – and I’m ok with that. I was really happy with the gum paste that I used for the large gun and hatch. The mottled way that it took the color as it dried, worked with the camoflauge look I was going for. Boy child did not like the taste of fondant at age 7 – and even though it might have made the cake look better. I was more interested in making the cake taste the way the child wanted it to.
From the look on his face, I’d say I nailed it 🙂
Also, for me, no party is complete without the coordinating cookies. The kids really love them, and I think they really add to the theme. Plus they make ME happy. They also make me have to exercies A LOT the week after a party. SOOOO worth it!