That's probably why I have yet to turn down any requests for cakes of this nature! I think as I am still very much learning and I love the challenge - so am always intrigued to see where these projects will take me and if I can deliver.
This time, it brought me to Bobbi - I didn't name her, her owner did! Bobbi was a belated birthday cake for a friend, who is also a BEE by name... despite her innocent appearance, Bobbi is stacked with all things sweetly sinful, a moist chocolatey, pillowy soft chocolate sponge, sandwiched between chocolate fudge frosting and cream cheese frosting, and dark cherry jam... !
|The wind changed.. Bobbi's face cracked|
I think there were a combination factors that contributed to the downfall... Maybe the jam "botox" injections into the dome ends of the cake, compromised the structure of the already moist cake before I frosted and covered it with the sugar paste. It could have been because it was finished not long before it made it's journey, the sugarpaste was still fresh and soft, and hadn't had much time to breathe and air dry a bit to set into shape. Or maybe the sugarpaste itself was a little thin (as you know how I feel about thick sugary icing!) ... or most likely SPEED BUMPS. Too fast, too bumpy... Poor Bobbi... LESSON: Bumps do not like cakes.
|Smooth smooth pert BEEhind...|
Quote of the night "Bees, chocolate cake.. it's the best"