Jul 18, 2009

ACK It's Going to be a Busy Day!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
Today I'm going to be cleaning the house and making a cake! And I am TERRIFIED! Not terrified of the house cleaning, that I can do. I don't WANT to do it, but I can. It's the making of the cake that I'm terrified of. Somehow I got it into my head (with help from Husband) that I can make a "Cake Boss/Ace of Cakes" cake. At first I was like "oh hell yeah I can do that!" Now? Not so much.

I've got the cake mixes. There is NO way if I'm using fondant for the first time, I'm making a cake from scratch! I bought the pre-made fondant...at Walmart no less! I was not expecting them to have it. I was going to make my own and called around of glycerin and it was $20 for 18 ounces of it! Oh hell no! First of all, I don't need 18 ounces of it, second of all, I'm not paying $20 for something I don't think I'm ever going to use again! Now all I have to do is bake the cakes today and decorate them tomorrow. I'm scared!

I've got a pretty good idea of how it's SUPPOSE to look in my head. And I've enlisted help from Tracy, but I'm pretty nervous. I'm not quite sure how this is going to turn out.

Tracy says it'll be easy. Husband says it'll be easy. Peaches say it'll be easy. Me? Still not sold on the idea. Any fancy cake decorators want to come to Oregon and help me with this cake? You can sign your name on the side! I'll pamper you before and after the cake is done. I'll let you boss me around. Whatever you want! I'll even kick Peaches off the couch and you can sleep there. I make REALLY good omelets and coffee, so we can have a wonderful breakfast. Any takers? Please?! *sigh* didn't think so.

OK, off I go to attempt to make this cake. Hopefully I'll be able to update ya'll tomorrow with pictures of a BEAUTIFUL cake and hilarious stories of how it all went down....

19 friends have commented:

Sunny on July 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM said...

I'd be right over... if I had any ability to help.

But alas, my "masterpiece" to date was the giant cupcake cake I made for my son's first birthday... using a cake mold I bought at Michael's.

Good luck, can't wait to see pictures! (Hint hint, you MUST post pictures.) :)

My name is Andy. on July 18, 2009 at 2:16 PM said...

If we were closer, I would send you Hilary!! How are you with playdough? fondant is pretty much the same thing.

I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

The Unproductive One on July 18, 2009 at 3:22 PM said...

You can do it, you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to hon.

xxxx

IF Optimist, then... on July 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM said...

Dude, if I didn't have my baseline ultrasound/start of IVF#2 appointment tomorrow at 8am, I'd be there! Love doin' that stuff. Plus Meeting Beautiful Mess + Portland area food = Awesomepuss. Somebody get my transporter from Scotty.

Sheliza on July 18, 2009 at 4:26 PM said...

wow!! how fun and exciting that sounds! I did not know you can purchase pre-made fondant at Walmart. Oh man, I want to try something like that one day. I hope you post photos :) Have fun!!!

becomingwhole on July 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM said...

Wow, I can't wait to see it! Whatever you come up with, I'm sure it will be better than what I would have done! LOL

Hope the party is (was?) fabulous!

Fertility Chick on July 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM said...

I want to see pictures too! I would have absolutely no helpful skills to be of any assistance - unless you count eating the cake helping?! I like omelets and coffee too :) Know it will turn out wonderful!!

cowboyboot lady on July 18, 2009 at 5:42 PM said...

You've got cake mixes and pre-made fondant...you'll be fine!!! I am sure it will look lovely and taste yummy! Can't wait to see pics! :)

We have Angel Wings on July 18, 2009 at 9:03 PM said...

I can't wait to see pictures! I bet that you'll do just fine. :)

WiseGuy on July 18, 2009 at 9:25 PM said...

Do get photographs!

All the very best to you! Am sure Zilla would love love love all that you have done for him!

sassycupcakes on July 19, 2009 at 3:08 AM said...

I'm awaiting the photos of what I'm sure was a much enjoyed cake. You're a brave woman, fondant is a bitch.

SS on July 19, 2009 at 7:16 AM said...

good luck- I'm sure it will turn out nice. I don't like the way that stuff tatses, but it sure look great. be sure topost a pic!

Kristin on July 19, 2009 at 9:10 AM said...

You can do it! I've only used fondant once and it wasn't bad to work with at all.

Phoebe on July 19, 2009 at 10:23 AM said...

Nobody is going to care what your cake looks like as long as it tastes good! Since I can't taste your cake, pictures will do for me! Hope it went well!

Aunt Becky on July 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM said...

I'm anxious to learn how to make cool cakes. Really anxious. But still, I suck at cake making.

JamieD on July 19, 2009 at 4:26 PM said...

You CAN do it!! I can't wait to see pics!

I'm not much help in the baking department, but if you ever need a taste tester, I'm your girl.

Mama-Beans on July 19, 2009 at 8:53 PM said...

Freeze the cake after you bake it, at least overnight, AFTER you butterrcream it but before you fondant it. sand off the frozen buttercream before applying fondant and voila, pretty cake.

Store bought fondant tastes like pure plasticy poo. But it rolls out nicely. I've used homemade marshmallow fondant and while it did taste a thousand times better, it tends to be a little..thinner? A little more pliable, so if your cake base isn't perfectly smooth, your fondant won't be either. Also, wear rubber gloves when you're mixing your colors into the fondant. Trust me. You cuticles thank you.

Good luck!

KimboSue on July 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM said...

OK I am a few days behind in reading....so great job on the cake. Just wanted to give you an AWESOME marshmellow fondant recipe (cuz now you's a pro and all) that I use from Wilton. It tastes way super awesome (better than store bought) and is easy, and no glycerin required.

was going to type it all out, but here's the link to it on the forum itself. You can make a little or a lot!
http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=7&threadid=77236&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=

Flutterby918 on July 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM said...

Sounds like a fun thing to try at least. I love to bake, but I must admit that I don't ever make cakes from scratch. I use good ol' Betty Crocker mix and frosting. It tastes so good too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, had to return the favor!!

Happy ICLW!

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