We make our own cakes. Always. Whether it’s a theme cake for a Birthday or just a regular carrot cake. I’m not a skilled baker, so I leave the baking to my mom, and I grab the coupler (I even had to look the name of that up – I would have said the frosting squeezer otherwise ;P, anyway, I grab it like it’s my paintbrush and add the finishing details. But first, let me explain some of the steps.
I was stuck on a base and… trying to keep things as authentic as possible – I looked through my bookcase! “You want to do WHAT with this”? my mom asked puzzled when I brought her a binder. I just said “trust me”. I cleaned the cover well and slowly convinced her that this is PERFECT. She went about the layering as she’s more of an expert than I am…. still in disbelief about my unconventional way of thinking.
Then the fun part came. Shaping the fondant is like playing with PLAYDOUGH – I love it. To shape the pages and make them look curved – I also went around the house looking for tools that would help… I found something that was perfect – I used a steel ruler in this case. Again, cleaned off really really well and dry. It worked perfectly in shaping the pages and it was the perfect size as well for the full width. Sometimes you need to think OUTSIDE THE BOX for helpful tools to get the job done.
For the bookmark, I went a little more inventive and I looked through my gift bags and unhooked both strings. For the tassel, I went into my craft box and found some decorative tassels I will never use again (but I kept them thinking that they’ll come in handy sometime…)
I hope you liked our cake, it was super yummy too (I cheated my Candida diet and had a little piece) – I had to – I was just saying EAT ME!
This post isn’t just about decorating a cake but really THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – do you sometimes get creative and use items for things that are not intended for??? Let me know about some weird things you’ve used to get the job done…
P.S. I will add the recipe later today ;)
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