Monday, April 15, 2013

Guest Post from Burnt Toast & Soggy Ceral

While I am getting used to having a newborn around some wonderful bloggers has stepped in to help out with some fabulous guest posts!  Don't worry I will be popping in here and there to give updates and of course do the Show Off Your Stuff Party!   We have a great line up for you all!  

Up next is Alyssa from Burnt Toast & soggy Cereal

Hello! My name is Alyssa from Burnt Toast & Soggy Cereal (the life of a mom!). I'm very happy to be here and help! Today I'm sharing part of a series I have over at my blog called, "Thank You, Pinterest!"
First; We'll start with the pin:
She (Michelle) gives a great tutorial on how to make anything on a cake! Ohhhh, the possibilities are endless.... so many birthdays... so many awesome cakes to be made...
Rachel, my middle baby, just had a 2nd birthday and I decided to give this a try.

Whatcha Need:
Wax paper
Icing
Food coloring
Cake!
Scissors
Tape
Zippy bags/cake decorating bags & tips
Coloring book page

Whatcha do:
I printed off a Pocahontas coloring page. I kept a picture of Pocahontas pulled up on my laptop as I worked, I felt like I had memory loss when put to the test of.. well, remembering the colors!
Grab the coloring page, tape it to the wax paper. You want to see the lines under the wax paper.
Then, get your icing and start making the colors you need in separate little bowls.
Put your color creations in the zip bags/cake bags. If you are using zip bags, cut the tiniest point off a corner for the icing to come out.
START WITH THE OUTLINE, black.
Then, you can use your other colors.
I did the outline, filled in her hair, and parts of Mico with black.
Then moved on to her lips and arm band.
Next, was her dress, the rest of Mico and the necklace.
Last I did her skin.

Now, I did this after bed time the day before the eating of the cake and put it in the fridge over night. Proooooobably should have done it during "quiet time" and put it in the freezer for the shorter period of time. (Michelle actually addresses this same thing in her tutorial.)

After it's had plenty of time to chill, whether you put it in the fridge or freezer, take it out when the cake has it's "background". Flip it on the cake, don't move it once it is already on!! Also, do not press it on. I did, and it messed up the white icing I had on the rest of the cake.
Now CAREFULLY peel back!
You can even make excited/nervous noises at this point (I did...).

WHEW! Just to let you know, I had to touch it up a bit (so keep your icing in your bags!). You can tell on some places like the arms. The icing didn't come all the way off the wax paper. I really think it was because the refrigerator/freezer thing. It probably wasn't cold enough. I did notice, though, in the parts that I made thicker on the wax paper, came off a lot better.
She LOVED it.
You've done it again, Pinterest! Thank you!

Thanks again for having me;

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