Today, I got to do a fire truck cake. I alway stress out about how I'm going to draw things on my cakes, but they always turn out fine. I guess I should quit stressin'!
I decided that today, I would share my cake decorating process, because I'm sure you are all just dying to know!
This is what I call my clean slate. I took this picture while I was waiting for the icing to dry a little. It has to dry some before I start drawing on it.
Next, I use a toothpick to draw the image on the cake. This one came from a picture off of the www. I found a Gymboree sweater with this fire truck on it and it looked pretty do-able.
Then I pick the color that is used the most and start outlining the image. The picture is on that paper above the cake.
Next, I start mixing colors and filling in the image. I do terrible wheels. I know, I am my biggest critic.
Ta - da! The finished product! How fun is that? Personally, this was one of my favorites.
I even did his name in flames. Oh, and now for the clean up. Yuck, the worst part of the whole deal. I have to use such hot water to cut through the Crisco that my hands will be dried out for a week!
So, that's what I did today. What did you do today?