Friday, October 9, 2009

The finished cake

After I solved the eye problem, it was time to finish the cake. Because the cake was not iced a solid color before doing the design (per the directions) some bits of chocolate cake showed through. Fortunately, this was an easy fix---more frosting!

And for those places where icing is off the cake and on the cake stand, there's a simple solution for that, too.

Simply pipe frosting shells over the mess. Now you see it, now you don't! Magic!

And here's the finished project--the Little Guy's 2nd birthday cake. Made with love, and an outrageous amount of frosting, from me to him.

I think pulling something like this off gives me instant Martha credibility. And since I'm making another Big Bird cake for the next party, my skills will continue to improve. At this rate, I'll be a Big Bird cake pro in a few months. Big Bird cakes are good for any occasion, right?


Lovemonger said...

Beautiful! Just so you know, I won't be upset if you make me a Big Bird cake for my birthday. Just so you know.

frugalsuz said...

That came out so nicely!

teryn j. said...

Great job with that cake! :)

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Well DONE!! It looks fabulous. :) *applause*

Queen said...

oh my goodness! i can't believe you
made that!! it looks amazing....and HARD! you could make big bird cakes every single year for him.....they are totally appropriate for every occasion.

when i was little i loved my little pony; when i got older i ended up owning a horse (my real little pony!), and my family would give me my little pony toys as a joke well into high school. well....when i finished my master's program, my dear husband was assigned with getting the cake.

it was a my little pony cake. with pink castles and balloons. so you see, you could work that big bird cake for the next 25 years or so, if you wanted!