Wednesday, 23 March 2011

3D Dino-disaster.

I am going to share my shame.

After googling '3D Dinosaur cakes' it turned out that there wasn't many structures to choose from, and I wasn't prepared to totally freestyle it. A friend came to my aid, and gave me a recipe that she had used. So, the day before the party I gave it a whirl.
 I decided to use Red Velvet cake which was most likely my downfall. Red Velvet is crumbly and for cake to support it's own weight it has to be pretty sturdy. The recipe had called for 'Matchmakers' to hold the neck, but I ended up jamming them in all directions to try and keep the monstrousity upright. Then I decided to ice it while it was still collapsing in all directions.
 I am sad to say the Matchmaker holding up his head later impaled him through his skull, which I failed to take a photo of. He didn't go to waste though - he was taken to the birthday party with his less disaster prone brother. Plus, the Matchmakers infused the sponge and icing with a slight mint tang that was quite nice.

Next time - the real dinosaur cake!

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Even more busy!

I'm really sorry for the lack of posts here! I've been busy with uni work and also rehearsing for a production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' where I am part of the chorus. I still need to upload more photos and the recipe for the cookies, but here is a peak at a 3d dinosaur cake I made for my friend's 21st!

I tried to make him a standing up dinosaur but it just wasn't happening, so I had to make do with a lying down one. I'll be back shortly with the rest of the White Chocolate and Pecan cookies post, and, along with how I made this dinosaur, an insight into a dino-disaster!