It’s Not Easy Being Green
Posted by Tanya
Since The Muppet Movie came out this year, my daughter decided to feature Kermit at her sixth birthday party. We came up with a fun two-tiered cake design that would be similar in structure to cakes I have made in the past. Unfortunately, my over confidence did not serve me well.
I baked the cakes and started stacking the way I always do. I covered the bottom tier with white fondant, then covered the top tier before stacking the two cakes. As the cakes sat on the table, I noticed that they were looking a little strange. The bottom cake was bulging on the sides and the top cake was looking less and less stable as time passed. I tried smoothing the fondant and shifting the top tier, but after a couple of hours it was obvious that the cake was not going to make it.
I was able to salvage the top tier with Kermit, so I was very happy about that. I made Kermit out of colored fondant and applied him to the top with a small amount of water. This became the pretty cake for pictures. The bottom tier was saved for serving, but not pictures. I was able to pull the fondant off and re-frost the cake so it was presentable and edible!
In the end the party was a lot of fun and my daughter loved her Kermit cake. One thing I have learned over the years of cake decorating is that you just have to be flexible and always ready with a plan B or C. I don’t always handle these roadblocks gracefully, but I’m learning!