This cake is for Levi. He is a LeBron James fan. . .
I figured this cake was going to be relatively simple. You should never think that.
I completely forgot about the colors being used and how the colorings give a bitter taste to the frosting. It tasted horrible. So, I tried a new technique using by mixing gel food coloring, clear liquid and used my Preval sprayer. I liked the colors but the color would NOT dry. (Thank you Indiana heat and humidity). I had also made royal frosting numbers but when I picked them up they crumbled. Well, I improvised and did the numbers by hand with buttercream frosting.
The cake I used 11x15 pan and hand carved the jersey shape. Buttercream frosting. "JAMES" was made using Royal Icing.
I did try 2 new things:
1) PupCake Cake. . .(I'm sure you are wondering what that means.)
My niece, Poppi, always calls cupcakes, "Pupcakes". I thought, why couldn't I use miniature cupcakes and make Pull Apart Cakes? They would be small, perfect for one or two bites, plus no wrapper to deal with. I had leftover batter so I made a pan of miniature cupcakes. I figured a basketball would be the perfect object to experiment with. I think it is cute. I wonder how it will work when being served?
2) A Calligraphy tip. I have been struggling with my writing. This past week I found a Calligraphy tip at Country Kitchen SA in Fort Wayne. I have been SO excited to try it out! I used it to write "Happy Birthday Levi". I was able to write small and using my own handwriting. Woo Hoo. I need to get another tip or 2 just in case.