Friday, February 25, 2011


YES! It was a success even though I didn't get a 3 tier topsy turvy.. I guess that will have to wait for next year, huh?

Yesterday I thought all hope was lost for the cake when.. My so called topsy turvy cake turn out HORRIBLE!
It had torn fondant and it was bumpy! It was a MESS! (It was one of those type of disasters where I felt like giving up cake decorating because.. because.. I just couldn't do such a 'simple' thing.) 
I am the worst cake carver in world currently, hope it changes before I turn 14.  

So... I dumped (Not really, they are still sitting in my kitchen.) the other tiers and worked with the top most tier, it was a 8 inch round butter cake.
(I am SO sticking to mini cakes, love 'em!)
First it was 're-straightening' it again, it was a topsy turvy remember?
I stabbed the cake a couple of times as well because I felt so frustrated, yes I do stuff like that some times.
(I love caking. It doesn't mind me stabbing it to pieces then making it pretty again..)

And... I was out of butter cream, FABULOUS!
Grr... (Pretty sure I turned into cupcake monster.)

I am glad everything turned out smoothly after re-crumb coating and re-fondanting (The topsy turvy tiers were already fondanted but I peeled it off because they were faintingly UGLY.), if it didn't... I would pretty much be died from the cupcake monster taking over my body, that sorta thing..

Since I had already sketched everything out, I completed it within an hour or so..
Color was going to be the most important 'thing' (I ain't no goodie explainer..) on my cake, I am glad it turned out REALLY colorful!

Now.. It's time for the Purple Masquerade party! Woo hoo!



  1. THAT IS THE NICEST AND FABULOUSEST (if that's a word!) CAKE I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you get any better!?!!!!!!!!

  2. I saw your cake on Cake Centeral then came to your blog. Love the cake. When reading about it though I wanted to share something with you. I used to have trouble with my fondant until I discovered this: Now it comes out perfect every time. The mat is cheap enough that it could make a great gift from your folks sometime. :-) I promise you'll love it.

  3. Young lady, I am BLOWN AWAY by your talent and skill! :) I came here via Cake Central. I was drawn to your cake because my daughter's name is also Karen. What a great name! :) I will enjoy reading your blog and watching your awesome skills come to life.

  4. Wow, Karen you rock!! I'm impressed with your skills and you obviously promisse to be a top of the line 'Cake Decorator/Baker'
    Congratulations and keep up the good work.

    Rosie2 from Cake Central

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