Saturday, November 21, 2009

Food, But Not For Thought

The DH's birthday was Thursday, but we're celebrating like rock stars tonight by singing karaoke with a few friends. To go with the theme, I had to make food--specifically a cake--for the party. I'm definitely not the most creative in my family when it comes to cake decorating, but I think I can hold my own. I just go for simple designs.

Tonight's cake is a microphone. To make it, I baked a yellow cake mix in my smallest mixing bowl and a loaf pan. This gave me the basic shapes I needed to work with. You can see here how I've trimmed them to make the shape of a microphone.After getting the shape just right, I put a crumb coating on with white frosting and put them in the fridge for just a few minutes. Then I broke out the black food coloring. That's fun to work with.

It only took a tiny bit of food coloring to get the gray for the ball of the microphone. Then I put white sugar on it to make it look silvery and shiny. It took a TON more food coloring to get it to black for the handle. Then I used black licorice for the cord and the switch. This is how it turned out.
And as if the day wasn't pretty great anyway, totally unrelated to the cake and party, look what came in the mail! I have to wait until June, but it will be worth it. I've been listening to U2 for more than 20 years and wanting to see them live for just as long. Finally, I get my turn.

5 comments:

Lefty said...

U2 is my favorite band. Geoff took me to their 2001 Elevation Tour at the Tacoma Dome. They know how to put on a show!! And their great live, too!

Awesome mic, too!!

Rager said...

Awesome cake, but I wouldn't expect anything else. Way to go on the U2 tickets too.

annzy said...

~you truly are a robertson ~even if we call you by an other name.

Dan said...

cute cake...

Holly said...

Great cake! It looks awesome.
I'm jealous you are going to U2...I'd love to see them again!