Big cake! 33 x 56 cm. It was supposed to feed 60 people.
And once more indulge me into my march against powder colors. I added very little blue powdered color to my butter cream. I was doing this 2 m away from where the cake was and I did not drop anything or something like that and still, my tweety was all covered in tiny blue dust particles. I really do not understand it. Maybe they are so light they actually fly in the air. And another thing my floor was all blue. I had to mop it 3 times as somehow the blue spots would find their way back after I cleaned up. A total mystery!
My first Converse sneaker and the nightmare continues... sorry, it doesn't continue, it turns into a thriller!!!!!
Let me tell you about my shoe box. I wanted to make it black as you can see and I thought I should add some brown powder color to help the black get darker sooner. Yes I know, I already had problems with the red color but I thought to myself for darker colors it should be OK, the small dots will not show.
So I added a knife's tip of brown powder and the usual black wilton gel color.
Sufficient to say that in less than a minute my fondant was all ruined!!!! I do not know what's in that brown color but my fondant almost instantly lost all elasticity and separated into crumbs!
I tried to fix it, by adding honey by adding butter,by heating it in the microwave for 10 secs, nothing worked.
Please believe me when I tell you that I spent 2 and half hours just to cover the shoe box!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tried 5 times to cover it, but every time it would break into several pieces when placing it on the cake. I ended up covering it side by side and still had plenty of difficulties while doing so.
It was horrible and nerve wracking.
So I am Wilton's no 1 fan again.
I hate powdered colors!
The sneaker came out larger then anticipated, but at least now I have a reference point.
Ok, so the cake looks fine, but let me tell you all about the wonderful powder colors that I bought recently. These colors/pigments are everything but fine!!!!!
Oh my GOD!!!!!!! such a nightmare!
At this cake I wanted to cover the whole cake in pink. So I added a bit of red powdered color to my white sugar paste. I mixed the sugar paste with my hands for more than one hour!!!!!!!!! and my paste was still not homogeneous.
In the end I used it as such. All the pink was full, full of tiny little red spots/particles!!!!! All over the cake.
I was so mad... I covered most of them with the white and brown dots but you can still see plenty of them on the cake.
So one hour extra due to this wonderful powdered color and the cake far from being flawless.
I am never going to use it again with fondant. it works fine for butter cream, but that's it!
I love making these little cuties:) there are two red points even on my white part of the shoe.
I found this zebra party invitation over at Celebrate it! and it was just perfect for Rebeca's party. I am just going to print these out and have her fill them in. This way I get to save a lot of time.
Rebeca goes to an international school, so they all speak English very well, therefore the fact that the invitation is in English is not an issue for us.
Thank you Celebrate it! for sharing. You will find many other great ideas in there so go check it out.
I haven't given up on my high heel shoes, and I finally succeeded in making a proper one. I actually had to adjust the sugar paste recipe a little bit so that my shoe would dry and harden. It has been raining for so many days now, and the humidity gives me plenty of problems, but I am happy that I made a shoe!!:))