I'm not the biggest fan of Martha Stewart, but occasionally I see something she's done and simply must try it. (Not immediately - more like 3 years later). In her March 2004 Living issue, She had some really cool spring cakes. I also don't so much care for cake decorating (having tried to make an elmo cake for Pumpkin once and leaving us and all the guests with red stained teeth for two days). However, I've really REALLY wanted to try to make these cakes!
Anyhow, I asked for a cake decorating kit (in Dec. 2004). I finally got around to making a cake - the Martha Stewart cake I have been dreaming of all this time - tonight. Someone at church was saying they needed cakes for an activity so I volunteered, knowing that this was the only way that cake decorating kit was every going to be used.
I say beware Martha Stewart because this project took me 5 HOURS to complete. It's 1 a.m. and I have to get up in 4 hours and go to work. (and YES, Martha's was much better than mine, but still, I'm pretty happy with it). Through the process I only got more addicted, and will definately be cracking out the decorating kit more often. I don't mind the time investment because it's a little theraputic. And it's kind of edible artwork....so I can still tell people I'm "doing my art....".
2 months ago