I enjoy making cakes but I'm such a novice. I have 2 friends, Cindy S and Jen K, who put what little talent I have to shame. They actually gave me the 'cake-making-bug'. Although it's not too good for the diet I do enjoy making cakes...it gives me a sense of accomplishment!
So today, I made Philip's birthday cake because we are having an Ice Cream Social get together at our church tonight and so not to have tons of cake at the house, he asked me to make it to share on Friday. I got the idea from a TV show and Philip loved it. I made the cake from scratch, using a Splenda cookbook. The frosting is ALL BAD (I mean real sugar bad!) and the candies are royal icing--which cracked, but I think it gave it some definition and a little bit of realism. For example, the mushrooms do not stand out noticeably like the fondant 'green peppers' but they are there as you can see in this closeup. To cap it all off, Martin went a got a pizza box from Noble Romans to add an authentic flair. Other than this cake not much going on for the day... so I figured I'd just show you what I made.
Have a great day in the Lord, my friends!!