Sunday, October 11, 2009

Africa Cake!

A friend of mine is going to Moshi, Tanzania - Africa for 8 months and was thrown a huge party. I was enlisted to do the cake!

These are the beginnings of the gumpaste accents to the cake. The little balls are "pearls." They were made a week before the cake was assembled, and then set out to harden for the rest of the week...
Then the frosting and filling had to be made. After a large frosting catastrophe, I found an idea from the SmittenKitchen blog...and i used that idea! Thankfully, oh so thankfully, the recipe worked. I am so grateful to that woman.

ahh! I planned on including all photos of the cake process, but alas, blogger is disagreeing with this prospect. Here is the finished cake!