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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ipad Cool Enough To Eat

My friend asked me if I could make this cake for her wedding anniversary.  I looked at the link, groaned, then said, "I can give it my best effort."  I took all three Wilton cake decorating classes as a way to get out of the house after my Eli boy was born.  One lesson was on how to make a fondant cake.  That was the last fondant cake I ever made :0)  To say the least, I was a little worried if I could do it. 
I had seen a recipe for marshmallow fondant floating around all of the recipe sites.  After finding this tutorial, I decided to try it.  I have to say it was VERY successful.  My big argument against fondant (that it tastes terrible) has been dispelled!!!!  It is also rather cheep, coming in at $4 a cake to frost!  How 'bout them apples, I mean cakes :0)

I covered the cake with buttercream frosting, then rolled gray fondant, then with the rectangles that made the screen.  I used my icing coloring paste as paint and painted on the background.  The darker colors I used straight paste, the lighter, I mixed the paste with water.  I actually really enjoyed this part.
Dare I say that while I was making one, I might as well make two!?!  I baked the cake in a cookie sheet, intending to cut in half and stack one side on the other.  My cake ended up too thick to stack, so I had two cakes instead of one.  Surprise!  Can't waste a whole cake, right?  So I decided I would deem one, the good cake, the other the ugly step-child.  OK, a bit harsh, but one would be the owner of all the good app buttons, the other, all the less-than-good app buttons. 
To be totally truthful, my buttons all left much to be desired.  I don't care.  By the time I finished these cakes I had invested over 7 hours of my day (between children's demands for diaper changes, friends, and what seemed like constant snack requests).  I decided the buttons were fine.  Probably the worst thing about the whole day....
As the beautiful master piece/cake walked out the door, and this was what I ended up with.  My floor is covered in powdered sugar.  It was worth it, but did I mention that I went to the midnight show last night, getting home and in bed around 3:30am?  Ugh.  Where is the broom?
This project was linked up:



Show and Tell GreenMake it Yours @ My Backyard Eden





Life in the PittsPhotobucket

13 comments:

  1. Wow these turned out amazing! Great Job!

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  2. How cool is that!!! What a great "bragable". Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Those are most impressive!! Buttons schmuttons. They look fantastic!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! You are the BOMB! When I heard what you were doing, I had no idea how that was going to turn out but WOW!!!! It is awesome!

    Head's up- Skyler's b-day is coming up in July, I'll be talking to you about a cake. ;)

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  5. I think you did a fantastic job! My husband always reminds me that we are always harder on our work than others are!

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  6. that is sooooo cool! so creative too! if it tasted as good as it looks im sure that was one delicious cake!(:

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  7. I'm super impressed!! I think the apps look great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who's kitchen turns into a war zone while doing cakes!!

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  8. That is awesome! It doesn't even look like a cake! I can't show this to my husband, he may want one for his birthday! Great Job!

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  9. Great iPad cake(s)! Wish I had a real iPad. . . .

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  10. I wanted to stop by and let you know that your project has been featured from Wednesday's Boardwalk Bragfest. Congratulations on your wonderful "bragable"! You can see your feature here:

    http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/2010/07/featured-attractions-on-bobbypins.html

    Please feel free to take a "featured" button, and thank you for sharing your project. I hope to see you on the Boardwalk again very soon!

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