How do you find cake ideas for little girls? Pinterest right?
About 99.9% of the cakes on pinterest were decorated with perfectly smooth (and characterless) marzipan or fondant. I am not a professional cake decorator and I don’t like the taste of marzipan or fondant. What’s a fussy mumma to do?
I grew up with the Women’s Weekly Birthday Book. I loved it and would pour through the pages planning my birthday. Sometimes my mum obliged and I remember a really cool typewriter cake. Sometimes we just got an icecream cake.
CrashGirl is turning 4 in a couple of months. Yes a couple of months, and yet here I am already planning. I’m a sucker for punishment when it comes to birthday parties. I love them. I love making the cake – even if it means I’m up til midnight cursing and up to my elbows in coloured icing.
So, where to find the inspiration? Good old Google Images of course. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
“Cakes for girls -marzipan”
Rightio then . . .
“cakes for girls -marzipan -pink”
Gee, that was a raging success. I said no pink. Google, hello?
“cakes for girls -marzipan green”
WTF? I give up.
For Christmas the CrashKids got a bunch of cool sandpit toys for their yet to be built sandpit. Among them was this:
They see a sandcastle, I see a sandcastle cake.
Reckon I can turn it into something like this?
I feel a crash test coming on ;)
Do you like marzipan and have you used it before?