Ok, you know when you have a cake idea in your head, but it doesn't quite come out in cake form??? Yep, that's what happened here. Not quite what I had pictured in my head but it's ok. It is supposed to be a stack of music cd's side to side so you can see the titles then headphones over the top. I baked a square cake and cut it into four equal squares. Then I stacked those on top of each other to make the cube. I frosted the whole cube white and sprinkled the left side pink to represent the back of the first cd. The opposite side is sprinkled in purple to represent the front of that cd. The top of the cube (aka the top of all the cd's) I sprinkled in gold. The seperating lines I just made with a knife in the frosting. I added candy and writing to represent the title side of the cds. I used Hostess snowballs for the headphones (ear part) and piped chocolate for the cord. The top of the headphones troubled me the most. First I tried taffy, but it just sagged/broke and I tried more than once :( so next I tried to pipe chocolate like I did for the princess tiara cake. It broke because I didn't have the right curve on it. SO, I broke my own rule and added a non-edible part to my cake--a handle off of an ice cream bucket! It worked. I think she likes it! If you attempt this I'd love to hear what you used and how it worked!! Leave a comment here for me!
A beautiful purple flower cake for a beautiful young woman! I layered 3 cakes and frosted in dark purple frosting. Then I covered it all in purple sprinkles. Then, to make the flowers, I used fruit slices candy. I cut them into thirds for the large petals and into fourths for the smaller petals. I used half for a leaf. I rolled those pieces flat on granulated sugar with my rolling pin. Then I pinched one side together to make a petal or leaf. I wanted it to look not so perfect, just pretty. I used mini chewy sweetarts candy for the middles. I am really happy with how it turned out!
The perfect tailgate treat! EASY, too! Crush up a package of Oreo's then mix in a package of cream cheese. Form into footballs then dip into melted chocolate. I used chocolate bark which I found by the cocoa in the baking isle. I dipped the balls by sticking a plastic fork in one side and swirling it in the chocolate. As you can see, some didn't get wiped off very good so I had some 'run off' but, no worries, they tasted great! When hard, pipe on white icing for the strings. They were a huge hit at the party and taste great!