I baked three 9 x 13 cakes to use as my “canvas”. There’s no easy way to explain how to assemble this cake. Honestly, you have to play around with the pieces before adding the buttercream icing which you’ll use to cement it together. I studied my son’s Skid Steer Loader toy as my model. Once you’ve assembled it it’s time to add the buttercream to hold it together. Add the buttercream all over the cake. It helps me to have a glass of cold water to dip my offset spatula in when I feel like the icing is sticking to my spatula. Note: don’t use warm water. It will heat…
My son is fascinated with many things…monster trucks, construction vehicles, nature, animals, and especially airplanes. He can spot a 747 or A380 from miles away and tell you the airline before you can even confirm it’s actually an airplane. For his 3rd birthday, he wanted a cake in the shape of a jumbo jet so I did what I always do…jumped on Pinterest and YouTube to find out how in the world to make such a cake. I had never used fondant before but I was feeling ambitious (and overly confident) so I decided to dive right in. You’ve gotta start somewhere, right?
My dad is from the Upstate of South Carolina and one morning while he was visiting I asked him if he wanted a poached egg for breakfast. In his southern accent he said, “a what?”. I said, “Trust me. If you love a good runny then you’ll love a poached egg”. I made him a poached egg exactly like you see here and he said, “Maria, that’s about the best runny egg I ever had!”. I thought to myself…I was never raised on poached eggs and I didn’t know how to make them until recently so I bet other people don’t know either! So…you’re welcome.
It all started with a pot… I had been saving my Williams Sonoma gift cards in order to buy a new blue LeCreuset stockpot. I walked into Williams Sonoma last week and saw they had 20% off select LeCreuset pots and low and behold the color I’d been saving up for was on sale! SCORE!