This glittery "Happy Birthday Jakob" banner isn't how I wanted it, either, but it got the point across. It was my first time using this edible glitter, and I thought it was going to be more transparent. It wasn't, so I had to brush away all the glitter from the letters. It ended up looking cluttered.
The lake/pond looked so much better in my mind. I just don't like the way it turned out. But I do like the floating, relaxing gator in the middle. He's pretty cute.
I also like the little orange frog. Except he was too heavy once I put him on the lily pad, and it kept tilting down into the water.
This cake weighed a TON!
Let's break it down:
3 pounds flour
3 pounds sugar
2 pounds butter
1/2 gallon milk (don't know weight)
2 dozen eggs (don't know weight)
3 pounds strawberries
1 pound buttercream (approximately)
5+ pounds fondant
little bit of salt, baking powder, vanilla, other stuff
So I'm thinking this cake was over 20 pounds! Can you believe that???
Flour, sugar and butter weighs this much?
All I know is that it looked okay and tasted okay, and there was a lot left over. It was HUGE. Three twelve-by-twelve layers, with strawberries in between.
Dangit. Now I'm wanting some more cake.