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Lights, Camera, Action

Thankfully, boy child has come over to the dark side of fondant, because there is no way this cake would have looked as good without it.  Plus, I have done black icing before, and while it might have been wildly fun for the 4 year-old boys involved;  I was not exactly the most popular Mom with the other parents when they picked up their little darlings and realized that black icing doesn’t really wash off.  Kind of ever . . .

This cake was super simple.  Absolutely no structure what-so-ever involved.  The only really really important part is the lining up of the angles of the clapper.  If they are off, the whole cake suffers.  It’s the only non negotiable part.  Also do the math.  Measure well and then measure again before you do the word boxes.  I took a ruler and a skewer and lightly marked the surface and then followed with the piped icing to get it right.  I think my hand must have cramped up a bit, because the words at the top make me much happier than the words at the bottom.

Enjoy!!

Tanks for the memories

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.

Nailed it!

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!

Enjoy!

 

 

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