Today I’m sharing a couple of my favorite Hot Air Balloons Birthday Cakes. These were made years apart, but when I looked back at the pictures and similarities, I knew I wanted to share them together!
This weekeend has been a doozy and it’s not even over yet. My first cake out the door was a small smash cake for a photo shoot. It was small and easy enough – except I had to get crafty to make the topper.
Paper, scissors, string, glue, markers… not exactly my tools of choice 🙂 I really don’t mind – it was fun. But definitely out of my cakey comfort zone. Then for today, I had this Unicorns & Rainbows Cake and smash cake.
That cake ended up being so hard. I’m not sure what was going on, but my fondant was not cooperating at all. I feel like it probably had a lot to do with the insane heat and humidity going on the past few days.
I covered the cake and spent around 2 hours decorating it. Only to have it all start to droop and sag so I had to tear it all off and start again. The second time I didnt’ finish until after 4am.
Then when I got up this morning, just a few hours later, it had sagged again. I almost never have issues like this and it killed me. I cried. I called friends. I went back and forth a million times and still had no good fix.
In the end, because I didn’t feel good about putting out a cake that I wasn’t proud of, I called the client and explained. After sending a picture, she wasn’t nearly as upset as I was. She just asked that I add a few more flowers or a cloud or two to cover the problems. So I did and it wasn’t so bad.
Anyway… I have one more cake for Sunday afternoon, but for now, I want to sit and write.
I haven’t written any this week and gosh, I miss it. So, I’m going to tell you about my Hot Air Balloons Birthday Cake from last weekend, along with one I did a few years ago: Continue Reading ▶