Here's a picture of the final product. As you can tell by the color theme, I had bought most of my supplies back around Easter time. I'm glad I invested in the tools I did and am very excited to go purchase a few more that I learned would've come in pretty handy. This first time around I had to improvise just a titch!
First I made a German Chocolate cake from a box, nothing fancy but definitely tasty. I knew that even if I screwed up the icing and fondant that we should still have an edible cake underneath. I also found out from my realtor that German Chocolate cake is in fact not an old tradition that started in Germany. Doing a little research on my own I found that the recipe was actually created by Samuel German for Baker's chocolate brand. I guess we really do learn something new every day, and I definitely learned a few things during my first trial run!
- Icing is generally made with confectioner's sugar, not regular sugar
- Cakes don't come out of the oven with flat tops
- Make sure you have enough fondant!
- Fondant and moisture do not go well together
- Have a plan of action before starting
So it didn't come out looking exactly like a Charm City Cakes creation, but I think it could've been a lot worse. Maybe next time! And if not.....third time is a charm, right? :)