Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cake Tattoo Experiment (inspired by Duff)

I thought I would try two new things - a new cake (yes - cake, not cupcake) experiment and a new Blog experiment. First, I hope the Blog experiment works. I created a slide show of pictures from my Cake Tatoo Experiment. You should see this above - I hope. The Cake Tatoo Experiment was something I thought I would try for a cake I was bringing to a friends house for a BBQ. It was not a success, but also not a total disaster. I used Duff's Cake Tattoo. Duff is the cake designer from Charm City Cakes that is featured on the Food Network show Ace of Cakes. I am bummed that I can't watch this show. We don't have cable (we just get over the air stations) and they don't air this on hulu. I also can't find the DVDs on Netflix. Oh well! Anyway, the Cake Tattoo is a thin piece of edible art that you place on an iced cake. I am a bit miffed because in this video (If you are interested I think you'll have to click on the Watch Video link and scroll down to view the Graffiti and Killer Cake Bling video) Duff said it will totally look awesome. Not so much, but I won't hold it agaisnt him. I mean, if he did it, it probably would look totally awesome! Anyway, when I did mine my base cake was too small and so the cake tatoo wouldn't exactly fit. So, I had to cut the bottom a little. Also, I could not get the seams right. You can see that in the pictures. I was happier with the upper tier. It didn't look too bad. I then used blue icing with a decorator tip to add some extra pizazz! I was a little too embarrassed to bring this to the BBQ because Josh said it looked like he was eating paper. It may have looked a little wonky, but it tasted okay (for days....). Maybe I'll have to just try Duff's Cake Graffiti products. Maybe spraying designs would be easier... Stay on the lookout for that at some point (maybe).


AmandaRose said...

I just received one of the cake tattoos for my birthday! It was so much fun to make and made the "cake cookies" i made look really professional! Not to mention they were delicious! CHeck it out on my blog

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