Monday, August 22, 2011

Its Hard to Bake During the Hot Summer Months- Phew!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but it sure has been hot here and baking has crossed my mind quite a bit but the heat has been unbearable.  So finally it is starting to cool down and I am thinking I have to get baking to catch up my Blog posts.  Well I recently had the opportunity to make a birthday cake for someone I love.  So I made a lemon cake with lemon curd filling, topped it with whipped cream icing and some cutouts from my cricut cake machine! Lets just say that cutting fondant when its hot out is not an easy task. I used my Birthday Bash cartridge for the writing and the Straight from the Nest cartridge for the birthday hat design.  I used wilton ready made fondant because it is less sticky then the fondarrific fondant and it was already hot and sticky out so I figured it would work best.  I used a small star cookie cutter to cut out the star on the hat and all the mini stars too.  Its not my most creative work but it came out OK.  The bad part was transporting the cake.  I had to put skewers  down into the cake to keep it from sliding and move fast to get it to where it was going.  That is not an easy task while getting a 1 year old, 4 year old and 8 year old ready as well. So it made it, and we ate it, and everyone loved it, so I guess that is what counts.  Hope you are all having a great summer! More cakes soon!