Very rarely do I get to make 'crazy' orange coloured cakes.
I've actually never done this particular shade and I must say; it was a lot of fun.
It created a very dramatic effect matched with black and silver don't you think?Wasn't too big a fan of the orange and white.. but i suppose when you put the pieces together; you get a nice contrast with dark and light.This particular piece actually got me into abit of trouble..well, to be fair; I was to blame for all the excessive stress... it wasn't the cake; this good little cake and it's crowning fondant glory did not misbehave at all. In fact; it even withstood the rain... 'mist-blowers'...and heat at the outdoor party. Those who are familiar with fondant can definitely understand it isn't usually the case. Malaysian humidity kills all things sugar along it's treacherous path.
So what's the stress?
Well.. *twiddles thumbs*...
I dropped it.
dropped it, tipped it over, hugged it with my arms to save it on it's way down, broke it in a million places..
haha... Em glanced over as I yelped in shock. I could tell she was pissed. *laughs* She had purposely left it in a safe spot and she could not understand why I still had to fiddle with it! *guilty*
It was 30 minutes before our delivery time...and here I was; holding a broken cake. I thought I'd be completely ticked off with frustration but I surprisingly let out a pout and a sheepish grin. All i could think of was DAMAGE CONTROL!!!ASAP!!!
I didn't exactly have much left to work with.. and I was incredibly desperate to get it to the party looking complete. It was raining all day and the minute I got the cake out of the house into the airconditioned car, half my 'fixed' pieces have already fallen over and given up on me. *sigh*
This is what it looked like BEFORE...and this is it post trauma, *tsk tsk* **edit note: On no account was the cake on the floor or even in close proximity to it. I catched it with clean hands! and thats exactly how I ruined it. The cake was perfectly clean and good to eat :)
I was determined to finally fix it when I got to the venue; but the whole set-up of the place wasn't exactly as cake-friendly as I had expected. I basically used the broken ends to put together an extra circle and 21 on it! haha.. more orange.. more patching... eventually I got it to look 'unbroken' again.
But you what? Everyone was happy... it looked good after I had put them together.. I didn't get a chance to meet the birthday girl; but I did get a fair number of positive comments as I was setting up. Her family thought the faces resembled her and the motif of her favourite tribal blossom was pretty cool as well.These swirl-ies and patch-type 'organic' style is so distinctively 'Su'. Haha I wonder if how long will it take for me to be inspired differently. Painting on cakes is fun too... but Sis thinks its a bad idea.. I suppose because she paints much better than I do. *tsk tsk* I need more chances to practice! *grin*