I had posted a week or two ago about using my Caljava cake study to make my little guy's cake ... he was turning 8 years old, and had drawn a very detailed sketch of exactly what he wanted, using the Caljava stand (I made a Mickey Mouse cake for his brother a couple of years ago with that stand, but it was an indoors party as opposed to my munchkin's pool party). I'll post my son's drawing in a bit ... anyhow!
I got an encouraging word or two, and some very talented cakers posted their pics as well. However, given the 102 degree weather, I'm SO grateful I decided to go with my straightforward SPS system! Cake held up GREAT, but I'm afraid of what might have happened otherwise. One of my snakes lost its head just before the cake cutting (RKT glued on with chocolate - should have known better!), but it was literally JUST before the cutting, so it was fine.
Here's the finished product!
Thanks CC for your wonderful (and so helpful!) community!
Great job!! It's hard to know what cake will do in different weather so if you weren't comfortable with it, it was probably better to stay on the safe side! Looks awesome!
I love all the colors on this cake!
Thanks, guys! I keep forgetting to post a picture of my son's original design ... will do so here shortly ...
So here's my son's original design for what he wanted for his cake. He was using the CalJava cake study in his design, and my interpretation of it is to the right. Obviously, I ultimately scrapped tat idea, and adapted it using SPS. SO happy I did, I know that sucker would have slid right off in that heat! There's only so much ganache can take! Thanks for looking!
Love the cake!