Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

I've got a new project to work on.  As usual, it's a bit ambitious, but that's why I'm so excited about it.

I was watching Ace of Cakes a few days ago, and I saw them deliver this cake:

Duff's amazing Christmas tree cake
(U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Melissa Rodrigues)
So of course, I think...I can do that!  This thought usually gets me into monumental projects that turn my kitchen into a federal disaster site.  I become the kitchen zombie, covered in powdered sugar and food coloring gel, hair askew and feeding like the undead on sugar and cold coffee.  

I have two weeks to descend to that state, and the prep work starts tonight.  Gum paste ribbons and ornaments, spice cake, cream cheese butter cream, a knife and a whole lotta green fondant.  It may not defy gravity or stand the height of a small child, but I think it's something you'll want to see...if not to admire, then at least to make snide remarks!

Oh, speaking of snide's my sketch.

When it's'll look so much better:).

Yes, for those art lovers out there, that's a crayon on notebook paper original!  My medium is sugar, not crayon.


  1. I have confidence in you! When do you plan to premiere this cakely Tannenbaum?

  2. Thanks, Bethany! I can't seem to get the date nailed down, but it'll be very close to Christmas. I'm going to buy supplies today I think and start in on the structural stuff.