Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hot Cakes

The other day Bryanne came over and we made cakes.  We don't get to hang out nearly enough but when we do we always put our time to good use and work on something creative. 

I have been wanting to make cakes lately really badly. I blame pinterest and all the gorgeous cakes that are circling the 'net.  I thought it was going to be so easy and we were going to make the most beautiful cakes and I was already dreaming about having my own business and making cakes for everyone in town.  

After buying lots of cheap supplies we set to work with very little clue on what we were doing. It seemed like it would be intuitive.  Turns out cake making is really really hard...

The cake above is my first attempt and the cake below is Bryanne's.  Not exactly what I was expecting!  I started out very timid because I wanted it to be perfect. Once I realized that perfection wasn't going to happen I was finally able to go wild.  

I admired Bryanne's fearlessness because she dove in headfirst.  

Bryanne set up a "photo booth" so we could document our cakes.  As we worked we laughed and laughed at how badslashbeautiful the cakes were. They weren't perfect gorgeous cakes but I couldn't help but fall in love with each one.

After we used every last scrap of cake and icing we could find we wanted to take glamour shots of our cakes all together.  Setting up the table for this was just as fun as making the cakes.  

As I mentioned in my last post I have been so afraid of making mistakes with my work but I wasn't afraid with these cakes.  I feel like I learned a good lesson.  I  am already planning my next cake baking session and dreaming of the many candies and colors I will use. And maybe I'll make a triple layer cake that doesn't lean. Or maybe I won't and I'll love it anyway.