Saturday, March 8, 2008

Gumdrop Art

You would eat this cake, wouldn't you?

I made this cake for a church event for the "birthday" of Relief Society. I rolled out gumdrops (leftover from Christmas, gasp!) and cut them out with tiny cookie cutters. Apparently it was too pretty to eat. At least that's what I'll tell myself. I mean, I know I'm no pro cake decorator. That would be my friend Alison. But I still thought a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting was pretty tempting. The masses seemed to disagree. At the end of the event, less than a quarter of it was gone even though the other cakes were mostly demolished. And I had taken one of the two or three missing slices. I take solace in the fact that the part that was missing was where there weren't any flowers, so that fits with my self-serving hypothesis. In the end, I convinced a lot of women to take some of it home to their hu'bands. When all was said and done, I was a successful cake pusher and there was only about a quarter of it left. This is very good because M doesn't eat sugar. As much as I would enjoy eating most of a chocolate cake by myself (with some token help from the kids, of course), it's probably not in my best interest.

5 comments:

Ralphie said...

Hey. I will gladly distroy your works of art. For the cause, of course.

ashley said...

Although I do think it is pretty, and a job well done... it's not pretty enough to NOT eat!

By the way, you are definitely the queen of all candy accessory making! I told TJ about your airhead rainbows the other day when he was trying to accuse me of spending too much time and effort on some frosted cupcakes!

natalie said...

I love that you took a picture of your cake too. I never tasted your cake but it is lookin' pretty good to me right now as I think I need an afternoon snack. My point in commenting is that over half of my cake was sitting there at the end of the night too! I was also a total cake pusher and ended up with 2 huge slices. I should have taken some of yours...):

K said...

Your cake looks amazing! I think no one wanted to destroy your work of art! In my opinion, I think it's better you got to eat most of it yourself. Yum, yum!

Jessica & Nathan said...

I love the flowers and the frosting detail around the bottom that makes the whole thing look like a big sunflower, and I love the new page layout! Good Work!