Sunday, January 30, 2011

I, Carly!

I don't watch much tv focused on the tween girl audience.  So when I was asked to make an iCarly cake, I had to do some research.

Those of you who are more familiar with this entertainment sensation can tell me if I got it right...but I think the happy little girl who got it for her birthday party was confirmation enough:).

Who Carly?  iiiiiiCarly
chocolate and vanilla buttercream,
yellow stars/screen: gumpaste

My plan was simple enough...make the computer screen out of gum paste, stick it in the cake, voila.  Little did I know that gum paste can sometimes soften when it's in direct contact with cake and icing for prolonged periods.


Thankfully, there is aluminum foil and plastic wrap for such occasions.  I averted last minute disaster by wrapping the bottom of the screen and it worked just fine.

Copyright infringement or artistic license?
Just a tribute to white laptops everywhere...

I'm sure I didn't do it according to the great pastry book they have at the French Culinary Institute, but I learned something.  I survived, and the cake looked pretty darn good at the end of the day.

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