Monday, October 27, 2008

Basketweave???

So this weekend I decided I'd try something new in cake decorating. I've never really tried my hand at decorating much, so I thought I'd see if I could successfully do a basketweave. I wouldn't call it successful, but it's definitely a start. I soon realized I was using the wrong consistency when decorating, so that made it even more difficult to do. Towards the end I was just to tired to even try to make the piping look good. I seriously just went crazy with it along the bottom and top. The top was supposed to be a rope- I need more practice with that one. But all in all, I still find this fun to do. This was a first for me, hopefully not the last. By the way, I piped out "Eat Me" along the top of the cake. I'm sure my co-workers won't have a problem with that. lol



11 comments:

Patty said...

Wow, you sure are getting in to cake decorating. You did a good job and it sure looks Yummy. Wish I could be there to help eat it!

hoLLy said...

i wish we were neighbors....sigh....

you should consider doing this on the side as a job and maybe someday opening a little cakery! i'm serious. you are really talented, especially for just a beginner! i'm super impressed. i could never make a cake look that good. i'm not good at it and i just don't have that kind of patience. bravo tara! now, the next time you visit, i expect some cake! :)

devri said...

Man, I wonder how many cals are in that butt load of frosting..

I love it, you have a talent...

-Melissa- said...

That cake looks great! Did you save me any? :)

Moon Devious said...

Mmmmm...cake. I'm going to have to have a bite of that at lunchtime... ha ha. Ahhh, the perks of working with Tara.

Cindy said...

Practice makes perfect and you're already way ahead of the game. Great job ~ I'm impressed!!!

Tiffany said...

Dadgum girl, you've sure got the knack for cake decorating! That's awesome.

cyndi/mom/nana said...

The basket weave is one of the most difficult ones to master in cake decorating and looks like you've done quite well. I might add it's usually more expensive to buy as well good job. Looks pretty intense and very yummy.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

wow Tara it looks so good. My wedding cake was a basket weave design and the girl that did had been doing cakes for like 6 years and yours looks almost as awesome as hers did. You really should listen to your sis and think about doing this for some serious moolah. You are very gifted!

Anayansi said...

very impressive tara! i sure couldn't make anything look that good.

ACDC2005 said...

Man I thought I left a comment on this a while back but I guess I lost my mind instead. That really is a very lovely cake!! You are talented! I can't even ice a cake and make it look good, let alone make a basket out of it!