I have grown especially tired of the too sweet frostings and have since been using mainly cream cheese based icing on things I have baked recently. But cream cheese frosting can only go so far. Finally this past week, I got up the courage to try out SMB. Tom celebrated a birthday on Thursday, so I grabbed my butter, sugar and egg whites and got to it. SMB seems to get mixed reviews from people so I was not sure what to expect when I tried it; I actually thought I had royally screwed up this batch. When I added my butter, it deflated to a very liquid like texture. To say I was mad was an understatement. But I did my research and found that SMB is extremely forgiving and almost impossible to mess up. I dug deep for some patience, put it in the fridge for 15 minutes, re-whipped it and BOOM. Perfect. I grabbed a big spoonful to sample and OH. MY. GOD. I had found my perfect match. The texture is just pure silk and the taste has the perfect touch of sweetness. This is the frosting I will be using from here on out. Pictures of this would have helped, but it was a little difficult to try and take photos when I was whisking constantly throughout this whole process.
So onto the decorating of this cake. The vision I had in my head was quite a bit different then how it actually turned out. I realize how spoiled I am at work with all of my tools when I try to do things at home.
I made a boat, fishing pole and wood sign out of gum-paste and fondant, painted them and assembled them on the cake.
|I finally got to use my edible markers!|
|Yes, that is supposed to be a fishing pole...not a hot dog.|
Don't be intimidated by it...give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
Oh, and don't worry, this is a total diet friendly frosting. ;)
Here is a great step-by step and recipe
And happy birthday Tom!!