I don’t normally make birthday cakes for myself. It always seemed kind of silly really. But this year, the kids are on school holidays, and well, we needed an activity.
So I bought some cake mix and pulled out the gel dyes.
A good blogger would have taken more pictures, but oh well.
These are how the cakes looked while cooling. I was a bit distraught at the browning of the violet colour, but it was still workable. And no, mine are the full fat, full calorie version.
I didn’t like the icing AT ALL that they used in the omnomicom cake. Bleurgh.
So I got out my gels again, and coloured some ready-made icing, and spiraled it together.
I rolled the icing out and added it to the cake. The stuff stretched while I was putting it on the cake, so it gave it an ovalness that was not pleasing to my eye. But c’est la vie. Added a few hearts, and voila.
And the best part was eating it.
Word to the wise though: Don’t serve it to kids after dinner. Make it an early afternoon cake instead. The food colouring induced mania is easier to handle in the daytime. 😉