Friday, May 16, 2008
Last week after my cake decorating class I decided to look at the cake decorating isle of the store. I saw a really cute car cake pan on clearance but I didn't know what I would use it for. I grabbed it and put it back at least three times. I really liked the pan but I have no more storage space in my house. Finally I decided to just buy it anyway. The next day my co-worker Suzanne asked me to make a cake for my other co-worker April's birthday. I said yes since I already had the pan that I couldn't wait to try out. April likes really bright colors so I thought an art car would be perfect. She also drives hatchback car with bumper stickers "Yield to the Princess" and "Zoom-Zoom." I told some people about this idea and I think I got some funny looks but when they saw the cake they thought is was adorable and perfect for April. I was really happy with the way it turned out. The best part was that it was super easy to make. It only took me about 2 1/2 hours to decorate. Most of my cakes take a lot longer than that. I am really bad at writing with icing so I decided just to print out the text and tape it to the cake base.
I am hesitant to buy any theme cake pans because I would probably only use them once but I can already think of several other ideas for this car pan. I want to make a red car with racing stripes next. I am very pleased with this pan. I paid about $5 for it last week but this week it's down to only $3. So if you want one too you better hurry. I showed pictures of my cake to my teacher and she snagged the last car pan at our Joann's store.