Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pins of Inspiration

I was asked to make a cake for a Birthday Party to celebrate our women's church organization called the Relief Society. As creative as most of you might think I am, & I do love to cook, I have to admit that Cakes are not my thing. I try SO stinkin hard, but very rarely do I succeed to make a cake that tastes AND looks great. So in my very long days of anxiety prior to the party, I turned to Pinterest. THIS my friends is where I feel like Pintrest allows you to find many ideas to spark your creativity, but not blatantly copy someone else.

Here is how I started. I found a design I liked, a cake recipe I wanted to try, and a frosting I had tried and LOVED before!

1. Cake idea & layer coloring www.honeykennedyblog.com
2. Cake Recipe UNBELIEVABLE! www.recipegirl.com
3. Frosting Recipe CHANGED MY LIFE! http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com

I also needed something to place my cake on ... and I was either entirely too lazy to run to Walmart to get one of those white cardboard things to set my cake on ... & / or I was too cheap. So this is how I made my own!
1. Cut two circles out of a cardboard box and taped them together with packaging tape.. 
2. Cut some white contact paper out a little bigger than the cardboard circle.
3. Cut slits around the edges.
4. Folded the edges around cardboard and taped them. 
PERFECT!

The cake stand I made out of a glass plate I found at my local thrift store, and a glass goblet. Glued them together with glass glue, and spray painted the whole thing green! Here is a tutorial of how to make your own. 

SO you ready for the results??

I have to say, it did take me the entire day ... but now that I have done it, I could do it in half the time ... and I was pretty excited that it turned out pretty good!

It looked great, it tasted great, and it was GONE by the end of the night! I couldn't believe it! Each layer I chopped up fresh strawberries and put them in-between the layers with frosting. The last picture is a little ghetto, I took it with my iPhone while people were trying to get the pieces out! It was crazy to say the least. 

What do you think??



2 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness your cake is so pretty! It looks SO YUMMY!

I have no doubt that someone like you can accomplish something like this. You're amazing!

Kristy said...

I must say it was my favorite cake there!! Well done!