Ahhh, cake. Even the word is beautiful to say. Cuh-ache!
So my obsession has been with cakes lately. Baking them, icing them, decorating them, etc. etc. Oh man! There is a lot I don't know about cakes! Every year for my birthday, or my daughters birthdays, I must insist on ordering a special custom made cake. It started with My 1st daughter's 1st birthday. That's when I got introduced to something called FAWN-DAWNT (aka Fondant). That one cake cost $69 and I thought I had lost my mind paying that much for a cake. Then her 2nd birthday came and that one cost $226. OMG, I was ready this 3rd time to spend $250 until my husband said the magic words,"Why don't you make it yourself?". That started my endless nights of googling, youtubing, reading, and watching cakes. It's really hard to get a pro-looking cake!
But the flood gates are opened. Ala Supernatural, a seal has been broken. Now you can follow me and my journey through cakes. So far it's been rewarding, but frustrating and time consuming learning the basics. I have put my cards, my papers and punches, my knitting needles, my sewing machine and serger aside for now. I am now elbow deep in fondant, gum paste, icing, and cake recipes.... damn you husband o' mine!!! I warned you about opening this forbidden door!