YIKES!!! I went rather wrong on this bad boy :) I am going to share my failure anyway. I sometimes think people prefer failure stories to success stories anyway! I mean, when the Olympics were on, did Luke and I not watch the YouTube fails constantly? Oh, and did we not also spend one whole evening googling 'biggest fails' with our neighbour Mr Longbeard? Yup we did. So I invite you to be privy to my own day's failings.
A while ago, a blog that I follow posted a beautiful picture of her sea themed cakes. The blogger is named Vintage2Glam. I found her because her blog had been designed by the same blogger who designed my blog Happy Loves Rosie. Vintage2Glam is an artiste. I should have known better than to try to recreate her gorgeous cakes!
Well. The problem with Miss Holly is that she always tries to cut corners. Oh, and she doesn't believe in buying new equipment or ingredients, when whatever is lying around will work just as well!!
Not longer after I had pinned these gorgeous cakes, I happened to find some aquatic-themed cupcake toppers and cases in Dollarama. That was a good find, of course I bought them! They have been sitting in the top of my cupboard for a long time, waiting to be used!
Today seemed to be a good time to give them a whirl. Poor Luke has been working so hard and today we had plans of lie ins and doing nothing, but a truck someone else built came back to his yard two days after being made and Luke was called in to fix the other guy's mistakes. And so, I decided to make Luke some boy cakes to make him feel better!
Ok well...the cupcakes went ok. I failed in two ways. One, I used marg not butter in the icing, which is softer. This was because I couldn't be bothered to go out to the shop to get real butter. Two, I didn't use a icing tool (insert proper name here, having a temporary mind fluff and I can't be bothered to google), instead I used a poo bag. It was unused! But, nonetheless, I obviously wasn't going to get the best results!
So the cupcakes aren't bad. Plus they taste super lemony. The main cake though....Yeah...It looks like this. I tried to make it more authentic by adding swirly lines into the icing that had dropped down, but hey ho! You win some, you lose some I guess!
So...now it is time to join in! If you have made something that was Pinterest - inspired, I would love to hear about it! No rules, but I would love it if you could add this button to your post!