moreA couple weeks ago I found an occasion to make a cake. My mother met Tom last May and he has since become an important part of our family. He is an avid curler and had a tournament recently. The team didn't win first place, but I am sure the fun he had is more important than winning anyway. So I iced and filled a chocolate 1/8th sheet, which was the perfect size to pull off this design. I have to admit, I had to do some research on this cake; I had no idea what a curling rink looked like. Thankfully, my art skills (or lack thereof) were not tested too rigorously. I did all of the accents out of fondant/gumpaste...
I let the pieces dry for a few days, then went back and painted them and let them dry for a couple more. When it came time to make the rock (NOT ball, hehe) I made the handle into 2 pieces, which was a terrible decision, but thankfully it stayed intact.
Last Friday I went back home before Tom and my mom got home, and I set up the cake so he would be surprised when they walked in the door.
|Those were supposed to be brooms. Yikes, I know.|
The whole cake was finished off with my new favorite product..
Tom was surprised to see the cake and we all enjoyed a piece together. It was a fun cake to create, and an important one for me. This blog isn't a diary, but I am excited for the road ahead and thankful to have Tom in our family.
I promise I wont wait so long to update next time!