A few weeks ago, one of my friends asked me to make a cake and 3 dozen cupcakes for her nephew’s 1st birthday. She wanted either a Kung Fu Panda cake or a Cars cake. Well, when it comes to sculpted cake toppers, H is the one with the talent (and patience). He wanted to do something new so he chose Kung Fu Panda. I had almost no part in the cake (it was a fake cake b/c they were just going to serve the cupcakes). All I did was make the fondant and help color it.
H is such a good sculptor. He’s gotten more comfortable sculpting rice krispies and working with fondant.
He even made the little punching bag character to stand behind Po. I think he did a great job with the details – the peaches, the hat, the belt, and even the patch on Po’s pants. And the bamboo was such a good idea. I love how Po is doing the splits and that his big belly touches the ground. He was so cute!
H was sad when my friend picked up the cake. He got attached to Po and missed him. I understand…they did spent quite a few hours together.
The cupcakes were supposed to be the peanut butter chocolate cupcakes I had made a few weeks before, but this was at the same time the peanut recall was going on. Even though the news kept saying peanut butter was safe, I was too paranoid and wanted to avoid it altogether. Instead of using peanut butter in the buttercream, I used nutella and added a little salt. I didn’t have anymore toffee or chocolate shards so I decided to use cut up Heath bars at the last minute – similar flavors in a different form.
We’re both looking forward to the next cake. Maybe I’ll actually get to bake a cake next time.