Orlaith Carey (orlacarey) wrote,
Orlaith Carey

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Progress post

5:30 - LLT wakes me up as she leaves
5:30-6:30 - Get rest of ingredients out of car, clear off dining room table, clean some stuff, do prep work for the fudge, make iced tea
6:30-7:30 - cooking process for fudge
7:30 - clean tools from fudge, realize I don't have a clear plan - start pulling up websites for inspiration
9:00 - batch one of rice krispie treats in 10X10 pan for bases - including cutting and making all the edges slightly rounded
10:05 - cut the bases and the fudge - first set of sushi done. Burned finger, but figured out how to make swedish fish look like actual fish.
11:26 - make "seatbelts" and finish that type of sushi; color fondant for nori. Take a break from sushi to start baking the actual cake.
2:03 - rolls are done. The pieces which are going on the cake are done. Both layers are baked. Need to make the buttercream at this point and frost the cake then roll the fondant.
2:03 - 6:30 - had to clean a little to have room to work then made the buttercream. Tinted the fondant, discussed with frederich the concept of how I was going to layer the colors. LLT came home after much delaying trying to let me get the cake done. She walked through the kitchen with a hand to her eyes saying "la la la la la". Rolled the fondant, figured it was about the right size and put it on the cake only to realize that I should have angled it a bit differently. Trimmed and patched rather than trying to pull it off and fix it. Fondant started out baby blue, then I spray painted it with the new Wilton spray paint (in blue). Then I diluted black gel with vodka and did a wash. Finally I took royal blue and swirled that on top.

After a little bit to let the paint dry I got frederich to plate the sushi. He took pics and then we brought LLT in so she could see it. Yes I wasn't about to make her wait until tomorrow.

So the cake is now done. LLT saw it about 6:25.
Tags: cake, llt

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