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>> 4.20.2011

Since you all apparently let me blog about anything, I thought I'd go ahead and share the other easy project I did this weekend with my new (thrifty-fail) cake tools.

It was my job to decorate the cake for a birthday party on Saturday and I thought I'd pull a classic "pipe on top of the cake with colored icing" move. Unfortunately, the cake we ordered from the bakery came with cocoa powder dusted on top (which icing does NOT like to stick to) and I had to improvise:
Looking at the picture, I kinda want to go back in and fix the lettering... oh well, it looked good in person.

Thanks to my shiny new tools, I was able to carve through the powder into the frosting on top to show the birthday message. This turned out to be a fantaccident (fantastic accident) because it took 1/4 the time of the piping project and came out with similar results. I can see myself doing this again with powdered sugar as well.

Are there any other cake decorating addicts out there?

PS If you're wondering, it was my grandpa's 80th birthday party.
PPS He happens to have that Jiminy Cricket image tattooed on his leg.


Livinia Redlips April 21, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

Um, I love that your grandpa has a tattoo!

Eva @ the nerdy nest April 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM  

I love this! What a creative idea!

Jenna Scott April 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM  

I'm addicted to cake decorating, only I decorate with fondant, because I do not have a steady hand when it comes to piping gel! Also, love the cute cake, and the fact that your grandpa has a jiminy cricket tattoo is awesome!

Frudget Girl May 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

I love this--as a kid Jiminy Cricket was a favorite of mine--he kept giving Pinocchio all that loving, good advice and that wooden head just ignored it and made huge mistakes. I loved J.C. for never giving up on P.

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