Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tonight I recieved my first 'emergency' call from a friend making the Ginger Spice Crackle cookies and I need to admit that it kind of made my day! I love hearing that people are baking and cooking! Horray!
On another note, tomorrow evening my son's baseball team is having their Christmas party. Of course they will have their indoor practice first, then party. I decided to make another attempt at a baseball shaped cake. I really wanted to try my hand at a fondant cake with a 'paint job' to look like wood grain but I have some time constraints this week. I really don't know what made me think doing star tips all over the cake would be less time but it is something that I do know how to do already. This cake is 100% Devil's Food Chocolate...my go to cake. I changed this one slightly from the one I made for the big birthday party. I must admit that I am not too happy with the laces on this ball. I think they are too close together. We are our own worst critics, aren't we? I do however love the base lines!! The graham cracker crumbs worked really well!
The best part about making this cake is the scraps from cutting it down to fit the ball halves together and from flattening the top of the cake...yummy!!! I hope the boys like this one!