Sisterling also had a birthday this month, and her cake demand of “peanut butter” was as loud as it’s ever been. So she got this cake. I took the extra step of adding crushed Reese’s to the icing(it was a great idea, it deserved repeating). This cake is amazing. Even Wifey, who’s no fan of peanut butter, said it’s one of the better ones she’s had. Delicious and moist, this Peanut Butter cake gets an A+.
So this is Vengelet’s best friend, A-V:
(That was last Halloween. This year they’ll be going as Link and Zelda.)
A-V is two months older than Vengelet, and her birthday was a few weeks ago, so she got a Minnie Mouse cake(that’s her favorite).
This was the first cake I’d done entirely and stars, and let me tell you those suckers will cramp up your hand like nobody’s business. I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out, even though the stars aren’t as tight as I’d like. You can still see the crumb coat at some places, but I was running out of icing and time, so it ended up like this. Honestly, the longest part of this cake was trying to get that bow the right shade of pink. Coloring fondant is the WOOOOOORSSSTTTT!!!! The cake ended up being delicious. I used my standard dark chocolate recipe, but put peanut butter chips in the cake, and crushed Reese’s in the icing, and it ended up being AMAZING. A fun time was had by all at the party, even if Wifey and I got sunburned. I’ve got a couple other things to share, I’ll try to get them out today.
The thrilling conclusion.
Vengelet’s naptime. This is what it’s like to wake up Wifey on school days.
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time played by a live symphony orchestra.
Everyone should go to Video Games Live. They were here 4 years back, and the show was AMAZING. I’m going in July at Wolf Trap, and you should go to if they show up near you. It is a seriously great time.
I don’t talk about my job a lot, but sometimes I have to share. My customers are the best customers.
This is seriously just the cutest. I love how commanding she is - “MAH-MAH! DAH-DAH!” Sound off, minions! And then she leads you with her doot-doot reveille.
Normal Doot-Doots are just the cylindrical blocks. She was SO EXCITED when she found this cardboard tube, until she bit it in half.
“Video Game of Thrones”
This has been my big project for the last month or so. It’s an homage to the Iron Throne made with Video game weapons. This was a hugely ambitious project on my part(too ambitious) and it involved me taking a day and a half off work. I started with a list of about 40 iconic weapons from video game. I shaved off the ones that were just too detailed, and then made about 20 sword blades. Then I freaked out about making hilts for 20 fondant sword blades, and ended up sticking about a dozen on my cake. The red shell is an 8 layer cake. The Thwomp is made of Rice Krispy treats. This cake weighs 26 pounds and requires a team-lift.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. Everything on there is from a video game, even some that I haven’t played. It doesn’t look exactly how I wanted in my head, but with the amount of time invested in it, I’m still pretty happy with it.
Things I don’t like:
The Red Shell was the first bit I did, and it’s too big and not terribly neat.
The swords. I should have spent more time on them, but I was freaking out at the scope of the project at that point.
Things I love:
The DK Barrel. It’s also the only part of the cake that did not end up in a dumpster.
There’s actual wood-grain on the Gutsy bat. Completely unintentional, but awesome.
There’s over 20 video games represented here, and it really was a labor of love. I hope you all like it.