4th of July Debacle
4th of July never looked worse.
What I did WRONG:
I did not measure the cakes, especially the top cake. It’s overpowering the middle cake.
I did not level the cakes. If you’re going to be a serious cake baker or just baking a cake for your boyfriend in jail, you MUST level your cakes, the tops AND the sides. You need to use/get a leveler.
The fondant does not cover all the cake(s). You can see on the top layer (red) that the fondant is too short. I didn’t measure the fondant before I put it on the cake. BIG MISTAKE. Get a ruler specifically for baking. If you don’t have a ruler, use mark your dog’s tail and use that. *Always measure your fondant and your cake.
THE FONDANT! Make sure you use a good brand of fondant. There are some brands of fondant that look and taste like they’ve been left out in the Mohave Desert for two weeks. I LOVE Fondarific! (You know where the Mohave Desert is, don’t you?)
Make sure to make your toppers a couple of days before you are ready to put your cake together. I made these stars that same day. They weren’t sturdy. I should have made them a couple of days before, attached them to small wooden dowels, and then let them set. They started to slide down the sticks I put them on.
Falling down stars on a 4th of July cake!!!?! That’s letting the British win.