Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wow--I had no idea trying to make a topsy-turvy cake out of clay would be so difficult.
First of all, the amount of clay needed to create a full cake was more than I wanted to use. Secondly, to keep my edges clean proved more difficult than I anticipated. Thirdly, I had no idea just how many teeny-tiny balls of white would be needed, or how easily they'd be knocked off the cake if you picked it up the wrong way (even after baking!)
It's done--more or less--and it looks pretty cute, if a little imperfect. My daughter loves it, and that's what counts.
By the way, I built up the bottom by fashioning a support around a wooden dresser knob with white clay. This allowed me to use less clay for the green body of the cake.
If you look carefully in the picture, you can see Jenny's superior cake just behind and to the right of the cake.