Sunday, January 8, 2012
My First Cake: Go Bison!!
Sugar Sheets from Wilton. They cut GREAT and are 100% edible!! They are a little spendy though, $3.99 for an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. Be sure to use a coupon or buy them on sale. They carry them at Joann's, Michales and Hobby Lobby. The also have them at Walmart a little cheaper($3.49 I think) but at Wally World they never go on sale and no coupons. A much better deal with a 40 % off coupon or when the Wilton products go on sale!!
If you are going to use these, make sure you apply them to "fresh" frosting that is still sticky. They adhere well that way. My frosting was set and it was tougher to get them to stick. I used a little tiny bit of water brushed on the backside with a small paintbrush and that did the trick. Don't use too much water though or the colors will run; just a drop.
My cake and filling were this Chocolate Mocha filled cake, so yummy!! I have the pan with the heart shaped inside, which is why their's is square insided and mine is not. Although, mine is not exactly heart shaped either, but if you look, real hard, you can see it!!
If I had to do it over I would have used a different filling. I LOVED it, but it has instant coffee in it and I think the kids (and some of the adults too) would have preferred a straight chocolate filling. Maybe use the same recipe but use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla and leave the instant coffee out. I used the white chocolate buttercream frosting linked in that recipe. The frosting is sooo easy and too die for!!
My daughter insisted on Mr. Giggles font, it is one of her favs.
I am not a baker, but just wanted to make a "pretty cake." The cake must have done the trick as the NDSU Bison won their first national title!! Wahoo . . .