After a full week of baking last week I was really hoping to share a new recipe with you. The bad news - it is not going to happen today. My computer time this week thus far is consisting of me sitting in bed at 9 pm with my iPad writing this. The good news - I loved a few of the recipes, so I do have new, scrumptious treats and a dinner to share with you!
Part of last week's baking extravaganza was completing my second cake for Icing Smiles (https://www.icingsmiles.org). The cake was for a little guy battling kidney cancer who celebrated his 3rd birthday last week. For those of you who aren't watching little kids' cartoons these days, it was a PJ Mask theme. Two little boys and a little girl turn into super heroes at night when they don their PJs!
I wasn't extremely happy with how it turned out. The family requested Bavarian Cream filling, which requires refrigeration. Couple refrigeration with high humidity, and my fondant was difficult to work with. In addition to making Bavarian Cream for the first time, it was the first time I made a tricolor cake and did these masks and cut-outs. I wish I had had the time to practice rather than make my first attempt the final product (besides the Bavarian Cream which was delish), but it was a busy week, and I needed the cake ready for pick-up time. The great thing was that I found white cake and Bavarian Cream are awesome together and now have a new filling option for buttercream cakes. I also learned a couple of things about cut-outs and even learned about a fondant that is specifically made for high humidity climates. I hope to get my hands on some soon! Although far from perfect, I hope the little guy and his family enjoyed the cake and had a wonderful time celebrating such an important birthday.
Stay tuned next week for a recipe to try in your own kitchen!