Thursday, January 15, 2009

Third Time's a Charm

Yes, two posts in one day.

The Elmo cake was a pain this time around. It stuck to the pan; when I finally got it out, most of the nose and cheeks were still IN the pan. I scraped them out and stuck them in place. Thank goodness for frosting.

Apparently I haven't been reading the full decorating instructions for Elmo all this time, because to make the red for his face, I was supposed to add a bit of orange to the red. I don't remember doing that for the other two cakes. I did this time around and put in a ton of red tint. Third time's a charm:


Tomorrow night we celebrate and by the time the party is over, Elmo won't be able to see or smell. Ah the joys of baking cakes.

5 comments:

Jill said...

You all are going to have some red tongues and lips after you're done with that cake!! Once again, a masterpiece!!

AndreAnna said...

Very cute! Now I want cake. I hate you.

creative kerfuffle said...

sounds like elmo has a sinus problem : ) but he looks mahhhhhvelous. could you make the girl a vampire cake and ship it to nc by saturday ? : ) he he

LoriD said...

The cakes are both awesome! I love making cakes like this and I too would love to take an actual Wilton course. Happy birthday to your babies!

Mommy Brain said...

That looks beautiful! You did a great job with the red. I do not like having to mix red. It takes forever. Therefore, I am extra appreciative of how awesome that looks!