|Please excuse the mess, Cyril ate my maid. *cough*|
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A good friend from camp, and a huge influence on how I'd like to live my life, has a daughter who turned 2 in March. For her birthday, baby J had The Most Amazing Cake Ever. So of course, never one to see an idea I didn't want to steal, I blatantly ripped off the idea for my own birthday cake. I don't own piping bags, so I couldn't make the buttercream monster hair as fine as I would have liked since the ziploc baggies I used kept exploding if I used only a small hole in the corner. I attempted cake pops for the eyeballs but they kept falling apart and nearly made me crazy, so I opted for marshmallows and chocolate chips instead, and I don't like fondant so instead of making a fondant mouth with teeth which would have looked better, I just went with more chocolate chips. Because I can never have enough chocolate. His insides are three layers of basic sponge, two of chocolate and one of vanilla, sandwiched together with more buttercream. Sadly I didn't get any in-progress shots, but here he is in all his glory.
I called him Cyril. Cyril is delicious...