Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SLUMBER PARTY PART 2

Remember these sleeping bag invites? Saturday was the slumber party and the birthday girl requested a marble cake decorated like a sleeping bag. The final product:

What would a weekend be without some baking involved?

The cake: Yellow cake with chocolate marble...I think it could have been more marbled but this was my first attempt so, more practicing will have to happen. I used 3/4 of the yellow cake mix and then poured 1/4 of the chocolate batter on top in a swirled motion then took a knife and swirled in the opposite direction. I think there should have been more of a folding method?

The frosting: Decorator frosting tinted with regular fool coloring. Tip: when tinting frosting, on a plate tint a tablespoon of frosting a shade or two darker than you want your frosting to be then add that test tablespoon to the rest of your frosting. To darken, take another tablespoon from the (now colored) frosting and add food coloring to get it the color you want and then add to the batch. This lets you better regulate the color you get.

The decorating: Various wilton tips, pastry bags. Fun!

**I will admit that my Mama helped me out with asthetics and general decorating...she is the master and you just don't mess with that**

1 comment:

mary said...

You are too fantastic for words!