Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cake Decorating 101

Once upon a time there was a young woman with a single desire. To make a Lego cake. At first she felt silly making a treat the had the appearance of a child's toy, and she longed for an event that would require such a thing. Desperation's power had sway on her, however, and she could not wait years for the birthday of a child of her own and decided that Family Home Evening was reason enough to create a masterpiece. She had most of the ingredients but lacked small cookies, food coloring, and bread pans. Her and her handsome prince rode off the the market in there white. . . horse-draw carriage. Much to their dismay, food coloring required much gold and the young couple only had a few shillings. The Lego cake dimmed from their vision as they headed back to their home in a cloud of despair.

Determined not to ruin FHE, the woman insisted on still making a cake. It would have to be round and the frosting would be white. She mixed up the batter and opened the drawer beneath the oven to pull out her two round cake pans. She peered in and soon peering turned to staring and staring to frantic digging. She had been mistaken. Where she thought two round pans had been was one round pan and one square. It would have to make due. She poured the batter in both pans and tossed it in the oven to cook.

Needless to say it didn't rise so evenly, and the couple knew that much work would have to be done to make something beautiful out of their awkward cakes. The dome top of the square was removed and a layer of strawberry creamcheese filling was placed in its stead. The round cake was gently lowered on top. Frosting was carefully prepared as the handsome prince (ever so skilled with a mixer) mixed while the woman added powered sugar. And once the sugar was all over the kitchen they knew the concoction was complete.

They took turns frosting the cake:

When all was said and done, the "lego cake" resembled a snow fort, but the couple was happy still because they got to spend time together and lick lots of bowls.

The End

1 comment:

  1. That made me smile until my cheeks hurt! Thanks for sharing.