I wanted to practice getting my icing smooth on a cake, so I got out my last cake from the freezer and went to work. I am getting better, but need to get much stronger boards for support. The beautifully smooth cake cracked when we picked it up to move it. After I got the sides done I pipped the boarder on, then left the rest for Lauren to finish.
Since we would be celebrating the 4th with friends, I decided to go with a patriotic design for Our Independence Day. Lauren and I found several different red, white, and blue decorations (gotta love those clearance sections right before a holiday!) and decided they would work well on the cake. I gave Lauren free reign on designing the cake with her decorations (ok, I gave just a couple, very, very few, suggestions.) With decorations in hand and a piping bag she went to work. She did a great job, much different that I expected it to be. I love the way she grouped her designs and gave it a 3-D effect. When we took the cake to our gathering on Friday, there were a lot of oh's and ah's and I did brag a bit on Lauren (who later told me I was embarrassing her!)
Top View of Completed Cake:
The center of the top of the cake:
Side Views of the Cake:
Cookies and Cream Chocolate Ice Cream
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