Last week was pretty busy. I had two birthday cakes to make. I am only just in the beginning stages of figuring out how to time things and I only have my own home kitchen to do everything so I have to schedule everything around my kids, and my husband who works full time. I can imagine having a business kitchen one day would help things go a little more smoothly, but I take everything as a learning curve. Ok sorry, back to the cakes. I was asked, no wait my husband was asked by our neighbor if I would make their son his birthday cake. You see, I live in Sweden and well my Swedish is pretty pathetic so my neighbors prefer to speak to my husband than me…at least that is why I *think* they prefer him. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. When they showed me the picture of what they wanted I did take a moment and almost hesitated. I would show you the picture but I don’t have the link to where it came from so I don’t want to get into any trouble.re
Anyway, the cake was all about Coca-Cola. They wanted me to make them a novelty cake. Basically the concept was a coke can elevated in the air with “coke” being poured out into a big bowl of coke. I have never done a novelty cake before so you can kind of understand why I almost said no. But I decided to go for it in the end. I stared at the picture for hours, looking at how it was probably put together. And then I looked at other pictures online and lots of tutorials!!! I am such a perfectionist, which when it comes to cake decorating can be a blessing and a curse. So of course I wanted this cake to be perfect, but how can it be perfect if I have no experience, oh the dilemma.
But I gave it my best shot. I spent a few days on this cake, and I can tell you that I have learned a lot from this experience. One thing I learned is I don’t like working with marzipan, and much prefer the texture of fondant.
Oh and a big shout out to my husband who was up until 2.00 am with me the night before making me laugh when I felt like crying. He keeps me going and is there every step of the way to help me make my dream a reality. I am one lucky girl…
Ok enough of this mushy stuff I know you just want to see the cake. It isn’t the best I will remind you but for my first time I am pretty pleased with the results and more importantly so were my neighbors- they didn’t want to cut into it because they thought it was so cool.