As promised, here are the pictures of my birthday cake, as well as pics of my last two cakes (a.k.a. the best cakes I've ever made).
First, the cake from two years ago, the Barbie cake. This was the first elaborate cake I ever did, and I was rather pleased with how it turned out. The skirt was the hardest part by far. After laying down the fondant I had to spray the whole skirt, which took forever. Then came the frosting. Oh, the frosting. The music notes on the bottom were easy enough, but the designs around the middle ended up different sizes, and some were spaced wrong, and I got a hand cramp. In the end it was worth it. :)
Last year's cake will likely never be topped. The Appa cake, designed after my favorite flying bison form my all time favorite show, Avatar: the Last Airbender. It took around eight hours to make. Yes, I said 8 hours. It's four cakes tall, and each of those little stars had to be done by hand. Luckily, I had an assistant that helped with most of the carving and frosting (she also did the face, which I would have messed up had it been left in my hands). But I loved this cake! It turned out so well! It can also be seen on the Avatar fansite, Distant Horizon, under fan art.
This years cake was inspired by my favorite book (of the moment), The Hunger Games. Two cakes tall and determined to not work. The first time I stacked the cakes, the top one cracked all the way across. So, with help from my cake assistant, we took the cakes apart, leveled them out, and restacked them with the broken one on the bottom. After that, my assistant a.k.a head cake carver shaped it like I book while I watched and stressed over the size of the pages. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I used a basket-weave tip to make the pages look ridgy and... pagey. I put Effie Trinket's famous quote and my assistant put the little birdie from the cover. There's suppoed to be a ring of candles around it, but I forgot to take a picture once the candles were in and lit. T_T
I think it turned out really well. It's not as good as the Appa cake (will anythign ever be?), but I still like it. But it was very stressful to make. ;)
So, those are the cakes from my last three birthdays. I guess now would be as good a time as any to talk about what I got this year.
My parents gave me a purple Webbie HD camera!!! I squeeled and jumped when I opened it! I CAN VLOG NOW!!! WHOO-HOO!!!! I'm so excited for my first ever vlog!!! Here's what it looks like:
It's so tiny! I love it!
Well, I think that does it for this post. You've seen my overly elaborate cakes and my new camera. I'll post my first vlog soon (so excited!).