My son turned 8 this week!! This year I couldn’t let his birthday go by without making him a special cake. I asked him a while ago what kind of cake he would like and I got a whole list of crazy ideas…Star Wars ships, army guns, a hockey player… the easy stuff.
His best idea was a cake that had two Pokemon battling each other, you know, Pokemon flying through the air with lightning bolts and power blasts.
I ran with his last idea…I just changed it a little tiny bit. It’s kind of like his idea, just without the battle, the other Pokemon, the lightning bolts or power blasts. I was hoping he wouldn’t notice.
I thought that I had a really easy idea and that the cake would be a cinch. It ended up being a bit trickier than I thought. If I had to do it again I think I would make the cake in two pieces, the body and the head. Covering the whole thing in fondant and trying to get it smooth around the arms and legs was not as easy as I had hoped it would be.
Once I got the fondant on, the rest was fairly easy like I expected.
I did make one fatal error though…one of those basic mistakes where I wonder where my brain was when I was doing it. I completely forgot to add the support to the cake between the body and the head. I realized it once I had the fondant on, but by that point it was too late. Five layers of cake was way to many to not add supports. The cake looked great after I made it but the next day….well lets just say he was a little tired and droopy looking.
Oh well, he still tasted great and Layton and all his friends still enjoyed it. Lesson learned!!
Ok, so I just had to add this last photo for the fun of it. I was far from neat and tidy with this cake (not that I really ever am with any cake). I tend to get into my cake making grove and I don’t notice that I’m like a tornado in the kitchen until after I’m done. I think it took me just as long to clean up the mess as it did to make the cake!!
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