The first cake made after beginning cake-decorating lessons:
The units make the writing a little off balance, but as a good scientist I had to include them. Also the 0′s are different sizes, but they are at least consistent within each number. At this point we had learned some basics with the star-tip, mainly just making stars (surprise!) and zig-zags. I wasn’t really paying attention when I made the left cloud and it ended up not covering the edge of the rainbow, so I made a kind of pathetic attempt at covering it up (notice the lame additional zig-zags at the top):
The right cloud was much better:
And here’s a close-up of the stars on the rainbow:
Overall not a bad first attempt at cake decorating. I need some more practice with icing the cake itself, as getting a nice, smooth surface to work with took WAY longer than it should have (although once I learn the techniques to work with fondant, getting buttercream icing to be smooth will possibly no longer be necessary).
Most importantly, the cake itself (yellow-type with a layer of HOMEMADE caramel icing in the center!) was determined to be delicious by the attendee’s of Saturday’s pulled-pork party. Much more delicious than a pulled-pork mojito, I must say (However, if you want to be hip and cool and also maybe induce vomiting, you should start ordering drinks with pulled pork garnish by using the phrase “bacon on the side,” coined by my friend Patrick).
Oh, and according to Henry, the decorating icing tastes like Chrysanthemums.