Saturday, January 22, 2011
Crumb Coat Cakes: Is It Happy Hour Yet?
What could be better than a martini glass cake to celebrate the much anticipated 21st birthday? Hmmm....how about a chocolate expresso martini to enjoy along with the cake! Or, a shot and beer for that matter.
Aaah, to be 21 again...
NO THANKS! Have fun kids! I'm perfectly happy with my couch, a glass of wine, and a good movie (or Prison Break episode ;)...I'm obsessed).
Now, back to the cake...
Confetti cake (birthday girl's favorite), vanilla buttercream, covered in Satin Ice this time. But only because they were out of my favorite, Fondarific. It's 100% edible as usual, except for the "toothpick" of course. To get the shape I cut a 12" square in half diagonally and stacked it, carved the stem out of the center of a 10" round, and used the curved side of the round for the base. As for the olives, I thought about making a couple of cake balls, but decided to carve them out of some cake scraps instead.
I always have the best intentions when it comes to step by step photo instructions, but when it comes down to it...I just forget. Maybe next time?!
Happy 21st Birthday Jamie! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too!