Last Wednesday, I received a phone call from a woman needing a cake for Thursday morning for Professional Assistants Day. I am not sure what was going on with me, but I felt like I was moving in quicksand. Everything was taking longer than it should and was seemed more difficult. I didn't finish the cake until 3 a.m. and to be honest it was a pretty
This cake topped off two disappointing Easter cakes. I will mention that I was the only one who was not pleased with the Easter cakes. I am continuously informed I am "TOO CRITICAL", but I disagree, I just have extremely high expectations.
Back to three in the morning...before I went to bed I checked my email and found a request for a cake for an Eagle Scout Ceremony. The gentleman had found me through the website sticker on the back of my car and wanted something special...and he needed it by Sunday.
After discussing the details Thursday morning, we decided on a full sheet cake; 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 white with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.
I created a full-size mock-up of the cake out of paper to serve as a pattern. I have done this with the last two sheet cakes and I have found it very helpful.
|Photo taken with my in-need-of-an-upgrade cellphone|
Here is a close up of the eagle.
The badge was not difficult, but after cutting out all the letters by hand I am thinking a Cricut Cake might not be a bad investment.
|Critical me must add that this looked better in person|
When the family picked up the cake I was told "It's better then the Cake Boss" and it was "beyond expectations".
When they left I did a little happy dance.
Since we are on the topic of Eagle Scouts, I can't end this post without telling you my husband is an Eagle Scout (hard to believe, I know).
My husband helped with this cake by providing me with his Eagle Scout pin and badge to use while I recreated the items out of fondant. He also kindly refrained from saying anything when I returned them covered in corn starch and powdered sugar.
In becoming an Eagle Scout, my husband learned a great many skills. One of them being the proper way to build a fire.
And I wonder where my son gets all his crazy ideas...