Well I was worried that I had bitten of more than I could chew (pardon the pun:) ) but took the challenge head on! The birthday girl’s favourite flavour right now is Red Velvet with a custard filling, so the base cake was red velvet and I sculptured the camera out of a french vanilla sponge.
And then I noticed the gooping…..that wouldn’t stop!!
Insert Confessions of a cake baker: It’s not always as easy as it looks!
I had thought that I could use the custard as a crumb coat under the fondant = WRONG! It was having a melt down – of epic proportions. At about hour 4 of creating the camera I reached the critical point of saying I gotta start over. So much for it going so well in the beginning!
So round two start bright and early the next morning and having pretty much done the whole cake the day before at least I knew how to tackle it the second time around. Only lets stick with the tried and true buttercream crumb coat under the fondant! But my motto of “if it’s not perfect it won’t do” kept spurring me on.
It came together so well in the end and I was quite pleased with the result.
Happy Birthday LK!! God Bless you this coming year!