12 September 2009
unless someone is holding the cutco spatula spreader to your throat, do not make a cake of a real live human being (paula abdul does not count).
i digress. if possible, find a cartoon or caricature on the internet somewhere. a lot of cake decorators recommend a great search engine called google. it can be found at www.google.com ... if you cannot find one, take james van der beek/michael cera/jesus/paula abdul to a six flags and get that creepy teenager to draw a caricature of the both of you for a mere 15 bucks. while you're at it, get your ridiculous name airbrushed onto a tee with some dolphins or something.
anyway, i was lucky enough to find a cartoon of dwight (also known as rainn wilson to about 3 people). then i just wrote the name of my soccer team in yellow, to coordinate with the tie (read: i was too lazy to mix a new color). finally, i added a question mark because we lost every game of our season. team work is dream work.
TOTAL DECORATING TIME: 2 hours + 6 hours of losing soccer games
get in the kitchen, stop your bitchin',
11 September 2009
whoever drew the cheshire cat must have kept losing his crayons and so he just started picking new ones up. are four shades of purple really necessary? come on disney, stop hiring the crayon eaters.
on top of that, there were so many small details that never translate well to the cake pan.
solution: nix the unimportant stuff. no claws. no whiskers. no eyebrows. suck on that, crayon eater.
overall, this might have been my most challenging cake to date.
TOTAL DECORATING TIME (minus running to hobby lobby in the rain to get a #3 tip): 3.5 hours