Cake Wrecks

I recently stumbled upon a great blog named Cake Wrecks. The blogger has a funny comments and a sense of humor when she writes about the cakes. This blog is funny and talks about cake decorating failures. There are some nice cake decorating successes in there, but it’s just amusing for the failures.

 

I mention this because I tried to decorate a cake for an occasion, and let’s just say everything went wrong. It was a cake wreck….

 

Fail 1: I baked a chocolate bundt cake with cranberries and nuts mixed in. I did oil the bundt baking pan. However, when the cake was finally ready to take out, it wouldn’t come out. It turns out that the bottom of the pan/top of the cake was stuck to the pan. Alas, when the cake finally came out, the top of the cake at the bottom of the pan didn’t quite make it.

Solution: Just flip the cake backwards and ice the whole darn cake to hide the mistake.

Fail 2: So, apparently, whipped cream is just too soft to decorate anything complicated. Previously, I had only worked with frosting/icing which is stiffer.

The white on the cake looked ok….but then the decorating fails after that.

Fail 3: Why did I go with violet? I wasn’t originally planning on using the strawberries, but… should have gone with red….

Fail 4: The red came out pink…I guess I really needed to use more food dye…

Fail 5: Those flower petals look more like blobs than petals….thanks to the softness of the whipped cream.

Fail 6: The border of the cake didn’t do so well either due to the softness…

Fail 7: I tried to draw leaves onto the strawberries on the bottom of the cake. Some of them look like monsters.

After reading about all these fails, here is what the cake looked like.

 

Cake Decorating Fail

Cake Decorating Fail

Cake It Up for Thanksgiving!

This month, I got the chance to test out some cake decorating techniques. The practice culminated into my first decorated cake ever with Wilton cake decorator tips.  Have you ever decorated a cupcake or cake? Post pictures!

Text says "Happy Thanksgiving!"

Text says “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Cake_TiltView

Tilted View

Cake_Top

Top View

The cake is a two layer cake. I leveled each layer and “glued” them together by putting a layer of icing in between. Then, I iced the outside of the cake while it was frozen (so it’s not as easy for the crumbs to come off and stick). Afterwords, it was all decorating! Everything (including the text) except the green grass was done using star shaped tips.

Click this link to see the inside of the cake!

So, the turkey’s eyeballs look a bit off, and I didn’t mean to tilt the turkey’s head in that manner…. but oh, well!

When I brought the cake to work, many people were vary about cutting the cake because they did not want to cut into the turkey. But after some time once people had cut enough around the turkey, there was no choice, and so the cutting of the turkey began!

Happy Thanksgiving! 😛