Warning: This post has almost as much shame and disaster as Pop-N-Dog.
I’ll admit that sometimes in church I get distracted. (God loves me anyway – he made me, y’know.) Many Sundays back I was singing a hymn and the thought popped into my head, “Y’know what would be funny? A cake shaped like a clerical collar. Isn’t October Clergy Appreciation Month?” Great. The whole rest of the service was spent trying to put that thought off until a more acceptable time.
I mentioned it to Lloyd after church and he thought it was funny enough that we stopped by the cake decorating aisle at Wal*Mart and looked at fondant. I’m a failure with fondant, so I hemmed and hawed and decided to wait.
A week later I went to Lincoln and bought some stuff, including something made just for me – edible construction paper!
A week after that, I actually made some cake. I lined the bottom of the pan with a parchment circle and even ‘crumb-coated’ them so when I put on the final frosting it wouldn’t make a big mess. Thanks, YouTube, for your educational services.
Ummmm…. then the cakes sat in the freezer – unwrapped – for days until I remembered to wrap them. (This project was slow going.) I was pretty sure they were dried out and inedible, but since I knew from the get-go that these were just prototypes, I sallied forth.
I frosted them, then cut the sugar sheet out. A paper cutter worked just dandy, and scissors cut out the notch.
I wound up frosting two cakes, but only making one into a clerical collar, and that was two weeks ago. We have three pastors at church, so if I want to do this for real, going by my timetable I need to start next June so they’ll be ready by next October.
Ahhhh….. Lauren’s world – where crazy ideas go to die. What am I going to do with two dried-up frozen cakes? Maybe cake pops….