Friday, October 16, 2009

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

A friend of mine had her baby boy 4 weeks early, and was in the process of decorating his room in a Dr. Suess theme when the little guy decided to make his surprise appearence. I had also just had my wisdom teeth out and was bored out of my mind with nothing to do and had been dying to make a pumpkin spice cake. All these things combined resulted in this cake! I didn't want the design to be to crazy since one I was still recovering from my surgery, and two I was giving the cake away, but I still wanted to be able to make it fun and cute and try something new.

The hat is made out of gumpaste, and since I've never made a gumpaste sculpture that was this big before, or that stood on it's end, I wasn't expecting the weight of it to keep sinking into itself. I'd get it to look the way I wanted it to look, stand it up to dry and then when I'd go back to check on it it would be half the height and the bottom of it was 2 times thicker than the top! So needless to say, a project that I thought was going to be super quick and easy turned into something a little more challenging, but I am happy with how it came out.

The cake itself is a pumpkin spice cake with a cinnamon buttercream, which has become my new favorite cake! It is O so yummy!

1 comment:

  1. The cake was delicious!!! We waited till the next day to cut it with lots of family around. It was the perfect dessert to go with our meal! Thank you soooo much! Everyone was so impressed with your gorgeous cake!