Sunday, November 13, 2011
The cakes were a success! Phew! I am so relieved that that is over. :) When I ask Jenna what kind of cake she wants, I cringe because I never know what she will come up with. I was nervous, as I said in the previous post, because they don't sell Jessie pans and I didn't even know where to start. My friend, Kim (whom is my cake mentor), told me of a frozen technique that I could use and she sent me a the information on how to do it. I was super stressed this week that it wouldn't work and I would let Jenna down. I thought about giving up and just going to the store to find a Jessie cake topper or something but I was determined to make this work. I LOVE this new technique and I can't wait to do it again! :) If you want to know how I did it, keep reading. I found coloring book pages online of Jessie and Bullseye and printed them up. I then taped them to small cutting boards and covered them tightly with saran wrap. I made a batch of buttercream frosting and colored it black. I took a size 2 Wilton icing tip and began outlining the pictures. When I was finished with the outlines, I put both pictures in the freezer. I left them overnight since I only had naptime and bedtime to work. Then I made another batch of buttercream and made all the colors I would need for the pics. It was just like coloring....stay inside the lines and color in the icing picture. :) After I colored both pictures with all the icing and froze it, I put a layer of buttercream (white) over the entire picture. Once that was frozen and the cakes were iced, I pulled the saran wrap off of the cutting boards and flipped (carefully) the pictures onto the cake. Then I piped around the picture and there you have it! :) I actually jumped up and down and hugged Matt when I successfully put Jessie on the cake. I was so relieved it worked and it was over. But, like I said, I love this new technique and can't wait to do it again....Chase's birthday is in Feb!