19 January 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Since in the past week we have celebrate Tom's and Elaine's Birthdays I figured I should share a picture of them with their cakes.  Elaine's was my first attempt at a marshmallow fondant and Tom's had to be sugar-free (Yep, I failed).
Elaine wanted Tinkerbell and as you can see I tried my best, but due to the humidity the fondant cracked all over.  My solution was to try piping for the first time.  LOL Can you say the next cake on Cake Wrecks.  Well... the top layer was a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake that I found at Vanilla Bean Baker's Blog (I only did half the recipe), and the bottom layer was a Homemade Strawberry Cake from A Dash of Sass.  I cheated on the buttercream icing I used to crumb coat and just used store bought.  Oh yeah did you know McCormick makes Neon Food Coloring?  Yep you guessed it that's what I used in my Marshmallow Fondant, and I loved it!  The recipe for the marshmallow fondant came from Cake Journal.

Tommy bless his soul was told by his doctors to cut all sugar from his diet.  So I was trying to follow the rules, but I know how much he loves chocolate and I figured a little wouldn't hurt.  (He gave all the candy from his slice to the kids).  I used a Sugar-free Devil's Food cake mix from Pillsbury.  For the icing I used Kraft Sugar-free Cool Whip.  It is edged with Kit Kats and topped with M&M's.  Looking at the photos I will definitely have to do this cake again and clean up the edges.

Happy Wordless I mean Not-So Wordless Wednesday!

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MelissaAggie98 said...

Those are some gorgeous cakes! Looks like y'all had a great time!

Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

jmbrooks89 said...

Happy Birthday to them!
the cakes look amazing, you did a great job :)

Paula said...

Elaine's birthday cake looks great and I'm delighted that you were happy with the Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe. Thank you for visiting my blog, for the mention in your post and for trying the recipe. I sincerely appreciate it all. Belated birthday wishes to both your husband and your daughter.

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