Friday, September 5, 2008

Update on the cake!

Well, I am getting there. Just finishing touches to do really.

But I have decided not to decorate a cake using fondant icing again in hurry.
To get it to go the colours I wanted (Maroon, black, blue, flesh & grey) I had to spend A LOT of time kneading dough. I kid you not, last night I spent 45, yes 45 minutes kneading white fonadant icing into maroon.... today my forearms hurt and my fingers can barely type these words.
Not only that, but you should see my floor & cupoards! I made a little mess with the food colouring last night & decided after doing the washing up that the floor & cupboards [which are now a lovely shade of pink] can wait until today.

On a positive note though, the little drummer is kinda cute :D

I hope Dad like his cake ;)

5 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

I've often wondered about using the food colouring as paint, rather than working it through. I don't know if it would work, and you probably aren't seeking helpful suggestions having spent 45 minutes kneading the stuff last night. ;)

Swift Jan said...

The trouble with painting it on is that you dont get a vibrant enough colur & it goes real sticky.... I thought of it too heheh... thanks

Givinya De Elba said...

Post a photo! Can't wait to see it. Mr de Elba's birthday is the same day as your dad's, so when you're done with the drummer, could you pls whack something up for him? KayThxBye.

Crazy Sister said...

I don't even know what you're talking about. Icing is sugar plus water, right?

Molly said...

Great work.