I mentioned in my last post that Jimmy’s birthday was on Monday. I followed my yearly tradition of baking and decorating a cake for him!
I divided the cake into two layers and filled the middle with a thin layer of buttercream. I also frosted the outside with a light crumb coat. Then I worked on the fondant.
I decided to go with pre-dyed blue fondant this year after spending over two hours dying fondant in 2012, LOL.
After I cut the fondant to the cake’s size, I began to pipe “Ford” on the cake. I only felt comfortable doing this after spending a few hours practicing with different pastry tips earlier in the week…
After piping the letters, I used another pastry tip to pipe some flowers along the bottom of the cake to add a little pizzazz.
Suddenly, the cake was done. Ahhh. I instantlyy felt my shoulders drop away from my ears, haha.
I think it’s safe to say that Jimmy liked it because he dug right in. Please excuse the mess behind Jimmy in the picture of him cutting the cake! (Notice our china that we were generously given in the lower right hand corner?!)
Past cakes for Jimmy’s birthday…