Monday, August 10, 2009

Ace of Cakes, and a Birthday!

It is That Guy's birthday!
Happy Birthday Hun!!
To celebrate, we had a few friends over for a surprise party. Good times were had by all!  Our fridge has never seen so much beer.  

I decided to go all out and make a super-cool cake.  This would be my first attempt at a themed cake, so I figured the Question Box from Super Mario Brothers would be's just a square, after all.
Now, here is where I am supposed to go "it ended up being the hardest thing I've ever done and nothing went right and f* birthdays."  But actually, it was great! All went exactly as planned, just took a little time, since I was going at it inexperienced.  Oh, and I don't have a pic, but as I layered the cake, I stuck those gold chocolate coins in it randomly (still wrapped). So every piece served had coins in it! Here is the cake after layering and cutting the sides even, with two sides frosted:
From there, it was a matter of frosting the other three sides, and using a piping bag and tip to apply the question mark. All black frosting was from the greatest creation ever created: Frosting in a tube that you put a tip onto and pipe out. You can use any style tip and just screw it on there and the frosting is ready to go. Science!And just look at the perfectly smooth frosting:
And a couple of dramatic "night" shots:

On the whole, I was happy with the way the cake turned out (even if a few spots are lopsided!), and TG was very happy with it as well. Only problem: we have a LOT of leftovers. I'd like to invite everyone over for cake, just show up whenever you'd like (Yup...still no job)!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I want to come over for some leftovers! LOL :) That cake looks AWESOME...great job!