Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Artsy Fartsy Cake

Topsy Turvy Artsy Farsty Cake

For the longest time I've wanted to try to make one of these topsy turvy, rolled fondant, sculptural type cakes. This weekend I took the opportunity to do so when we hosted another party at our house, a birthday party for our friend Gerry Pas' and his family and friends. I took a whole day to experiment with this task on Friday, just to "get acquainted" with the rules of this style of cake making, which I knew NOTHING about. While I've never even tried to fool anyone into thinking I'm some great baker or cook, I do like to play with artsy food for special occasions, holidays, parties, etc... and who doesn't like to throw a party? I mean, I guess some people don't, but I DO when the mood strikes!  It might not be perfect but I'm fairly proud of it if I may say so myself! ...oh and BONUS...it even TASTES pretty darn good! Except the fondant part, fondant is just not my favorite thing...but it sure looks perty!

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Ginger*:) said...

Donna What a great cake! I love this kind of thing. I have never tried to do this, but love to draw and paint just this kind of cake into my illustrations and stories.
Now I think I will have to try the real thing. With so many birthdays coming up in April I might just give it a try. I love to watch the challenges on TV and they always make me so hungry for some kind of fantasy cake. Yours is delightful. I'll bet your guests were astouded!

berryvine said...

The cake looks great! As I recall you were a pretty good cook. I think I learned a few things from you.