No job can start without the right tools and research. As this will be a multi-layer cake with fondant and gum paste, I have been researching what I need to buy or borrow. This is the post where you leave in the comments that you have the tools I need to borrow for a month and you will be at the same b-day party tomorrow am. I am going to be practicing every weekend with a different part of the cake. I have decided to use this recipe from Bakerealla for the actual yellow cake. Are you mourning the loss of chocolate cake at LO's party? I have decided to make these cupcakes with chocolate cake and white frosting and color coordinated sprinkles.
this site on how to make the layers level and not crumbly. I am also considering making the actual cake the week before and freezing to avoid less heartache. I have also considered that two layers may not be enough and I may need MORE! I briefly considered this 14 layer cake and had visions of a rainbow but I have decided that LO has A LOT more birthdays so I should try to be realistic. This is also the part where I make a confession. I bought a fondant cake topper. Sigh, I really think that I need it and there is NO WAY that I could make one this awesome. She is being shipped to me at the end of the month and I have to put her together a bit (does that count??) she is completely edible and made entirely of fondant.
Next up, I need some cake pans, a rotating cake plate for frosting and decorating and a cool offset spatula that looks like this.
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