Jake couldn't decide what kind of cake he wanted. We had to strike the right cord for the cake, it couldn't be cheesy or babyish. It had to be "cool". He loves music so the idea he finally decided on 2 days before his party.......
I googled iPod cakes and realized fondant at this point is out of my league and not an option. I am pretty good with an icing bag but those icons gave me the willies. Too much detail.
I am going to share a life saver and super cool way to personalize a cake for your kids.
Wafer paper and edible ink!
I printed out a screen shot of the icons from an iPod touch and layed the wafer paper over the printout and traced and colored the icons I wanted with edible ink markers. Now those were not so cheap but I will use them over and over again so I think it was worth the expense. The wafer paper only cost $0.25 a piece!
Here it is! What do you think?
Here's another cake tip for you. Super smooth icing can be had for the price of a roll of Viva paper towels! Butter cream icing gets a crust on it once it has air dried a bit. Wait until this has happened and then take one section of the Viva towels and lay it on top. Gently and lightly rub your open palm over the surface and you will have a surface that is smooth as a baby's boo-tay.
If you notice, there is also a pattern on the edges. Use a paper towel that has a pattern and lay it where you want the pattern to be and run your palm over it the same way! Badda-Bing! Pattern in your icing without having to take the Wilton cake decorating course! You could do the pattern over an entire cake and it would look amazing. Go for it!!!
I did learn that after you color with the markers I probably should have laid a book over top of it so the edges didn't curl but now YOU know and you will not make that mistake! You attach the wafer paper with either Crisco or piping gel. Just paint it on the back gently and place it where you want it.
You could use this wafer paper technique on cookies or on cupcakes.
The beauty of this technique as well, you can so easily personalize it for your kids (or whomever).
If you can trace and color in the lines.....
Here is a close up of the pattern, and the rice paper curling and the "camera"
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