Friday, March 30, 2012
This cake was a total surprise for him, which created a whole new challenge...trying to make the cake while he wasn't home and in the few short hours I had available to do it.
I am proud to say I pulled it off! He had no idea!
This cake was 4 layers of 8" chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I used a bowl and Rice Krispie Treats to shape the head. The legs and feet were also made from Rice Krispie Treats.
Because I was pressed for time before my husband got home, I wasn't able to get it as wrinkle free as I would have liked. I needed to clean up all the cake evidence in such a short amount of time!
For the eye, I just cut a small circle of white fondant and covered it with brown and black for the pupil. I then gave it an eyelid and used part of a canning lid for the goggle.
As I was doing the hair, I thought it would be really funny to add some gray hairs since it was his 40th birthday. I just poked a hole into the yellow fondant and then added small bits of fondant for the hair. I added gumtex to the fondant to allow it to hold its shape.
He was very surprised and happy with his cake. I'm still not sure how I pulled it off without him knowing. I STILL have red food coloring on my hands from the apple, two days later! Talk about almost being caught red handed!