I'm having my cake, and eating it too

Last minute Lucy that I am, I waited until the week of my graduation to order my cake for the open house. To be honest, I'm not even a big cake fan. I'm one of those people who picks the small, middle piece and then scrapes all the icing off. So while I gave my best closing arguments, mom and boyfriend still convinced me that other people eat cake and we needed to have a cake at my open house. 

If you can't win you might as well join em, right? So I walked into the cake store aiming to be their Most Difficult Customer of the Day award. No, I don't want a round cake. No, I don't want buttercream icing. No, I don't want any writing on my cake. No, I don't want 3 tiers. and No, I don't want anything on the top of the cake. 

C'mon, I'm a design student - did you really think this would be easy? 

After flipping through all 12 of their photo albums I decided to play the create-your-own-cake game. (Figures that this was the one day I didn't have my sketchbook and pen with me). A good 20 minutes later we settled on a square topsy-turvy cake (the ones where they look like one layer is going to slide off the other). The bottom layer would be red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and white fondant, the top layer a vanilla cake with raspberry filling and red fondant. The pattern on the fondant is still undecided, we settled on diamonds of the opposite color, but the lovely lady gave me until Wednesday if I changed my mind.

You better believe I'm taking this Indiana University color scheme to the limits! 

So, being lil miss google-addict, the minute I got home I was searching high and low for cake ideas. These are some of my favorites I've found.... I just love the smooth, matte look of fondant! 

I can't decide if I want to dive right in and eat these or put them in the middle of my kitchen island as a shrine until they melt and/or get moldy (I'm not sure how fondant ages - are you?). I've always had an addiction with Ace of Cakes, but now I just want to create how to do these myself!

I'm getting a little worried about only having two layers. That figures - my stubbornness comes back to bite me in the ass yet again. Oh well. I think I'm going to print these pictures off and go have a little heart-to-heart with the lovely girls at the bakery tomorrow. 

1 comment:

paperpocket said...

Oh i'd dive in and scoff from the inside out.