A few weeks ago, Fuzz and I started making a Pretty Princess Cake - a recipe idea we got from the book Delicious Desserts from Batter Up Kids.
We got as far as icing the first layer, but while stacking on the second, the layer broke in half. It was my fault for letting Fuzz do it herself. What was I thinking?
At any rate, it turned into an excellent lesson in "crumb layers". We iced the whole thing (smearing crumbs all through the dark pink icing), stuck it in the deep freeze to firm, then wrapped it in a layer of plastic wrap and foil.
Today, we decided to finish the cake. I pulled out the frozen, homely, pink crumbed cake and set it on the cake stand. The plan was to ice the frozen cake with whipped white icing, then spray it with new pink spray on stuff. Here's what it looked like out of the freezer. As you see, Fuzz has already coated some of the deep pink in a layer of white.
I am not particularly fond of dying icing because I always get dye all over the kitchen. Besides, Fuzz and I had been looking for an excuse to try out this new product. It's like spray paint for cakes, and let me tell you - it is cool!
I had so much fun spraying it. Fuzz did too, although it was really hard for her little fingers. Here's what the cake looked like partially sprayed.
And here it is all finished! It's the tiara, really. A tiara will make any cake beautiful.