Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mr. Shark!


This is a long overdue post!

 I made this cake for my hubby's birthday over the summer. It was kind of a disaster scenario that turned out okay in the end. I did something I NEVER do which is tried to use a canned icing to speed it up and get the "Cotton Candy" flavor. I was very unhappy. I really don't like canned icing at all and the flavor was not ideal. So I just ended up with a much smaller cake after a HUGE FAIL on the first attempt.

I made this at my kids request that daddy's cake have the Shark puppet they love on it. Daddy is often voicing Mr. Shark and has Mr. Shark talk to them and play around. The kids ADORE this puppet. I used fondant to make him and just left him hollow so he'd sink like the puppet does. It really wasn't as complicated as I expected it to be, but the teeth were difficult. Shaping each one by hand and then adhering it with teeny bits of water was a delicate process! I hand painted the dot detail with icing color using a toothpick.

It was simple and had fish on it (Mr. Shark likes to eat fish). There really was not much to go on as a theme so I made this small cake for him. I know he liked it (although after my fiasco it was a day late) and I'm grateful to have him in my life. He is an amazing man.

I guess I should make time to catch up some of the other cakes I made. Life has been a whirlwind since my hubby started his new position in his office and I often feel like everything is moving faster, nothing is done and I'm in a state of chaos juggling everything without any breaks to breathe...but---that said, I wouldn't change it and I know it is all to the Glory of God and His perfect plan. So please forgive my lapse in blogging. I do miss sharing in the cake blogosphere...time to find a little space to explore it here and there again.