Lately it seems that I've lost my cake-decorating "mojo."
Not that I really believe in mojo. It's just that...I used to be better at this stuff. And lately - well, not so much.
Here is the cake a made last week for my son's Lego birthday celebration. I thought, "A Lego brick, how hard can that be?" I was really disappointed with it.
Here is my daughter's first birthday cake (2011). I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
And Curious George was decent. Except for eyes. I think his eyes were a little creepy.
As I look back, I think the Spider-Man cake in 2008 was where it all started going downhill. (Perhaps not coincidentally, it was the first birthday after we had our big food revolution, and after we began trying to avoid artificial food dyes. This poses a huge challenge.)
Here's the cake of which I was perhaps the most proud: a treasure chest for my son's pirate party (2009). Happy, it's easy to make a healthy brown frosting.
Lightning McQueen was a fun challenge, although the red was next to impossible. This was pre-food revolution.
And my first major foray into the world of cake decoration: Larry the Cucumber. Can you believe his eyes were made entirely of frosting?!
There have undeniably been some hits and misses. Some cakes, I loved how they turned out. Others I was rather ashamed.