And the answer is...  

rm_titsandtires 53M/43F
2973 posts
9/10/2006 2:04 pm

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9/11/2006 1:35 pm

And the answer is...

It's cake decorating. I'm not quite done with the one that I'm doing today, but this is a picture of it in progress. (I'm having icing issues.) If you can't see it, it's a hippo coming up out of the water. The color's not that great on this one, but hey! Have you ever tried to make GRAY icing? Not very easy. (I'm not even going to discuss how I did it. Don't worry, it don't taste TOO bad.) By the time I'm done, it'll have big black jelly bean eyes, and the rest of the detail work will be done.

First off, let me say that my lovely wife gets to take most of the credit. I'm just called in for reinforcements from time to time.

We started off with a 9" x 13" sheet cake (the whole thing is chocolate) and a second cake mix was made in a 7" Pyrex bowl and a 5" square. Those last two were frozen, then doweled together and carved into the shape of the head. The ears were made from the scraps, and a recess was cut into the back of the head for them to fit down into. That's where the body work (my second clue) comes into play. The water is two different shades of blue, and marbled together and laid out to look like the waves around his head as he rises from below.

The story that goes along with how I got into it...

Back in about '75, when I was 10 years old, the neighborhood recreation center had activities for the kids to do during the summer, and I took the cake decorating class because the lady who taught it had a smokin' hot daughter that was a year younger than me. And yes, my ploy actually worked. Or at least as much as it could have for a ten year old...

rm_titsandtires 53M/43F
3656 posts
9/10/2006 2:10 pm

The pic in yesterday's post is one that we did yesterday morning for a baby shower for a friend. I think we got the greatest compliment we could ever get from a 9 year old girl. She lives next door to where the party was, and didn't want to go initially because she would have been the only non-grown-up. When my wife got there the cake was put on the dining room table and the little girl could see it through the window. She told her mom it was the most beautiful cake ever and she had to go so she could see it up close.


rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
9/10/2006 4:54 pm

I still don't remember talking about cake decorating, but like I said before, I've slept since then. My question is, do you clean the kitchen when you are done? I know I make a mess when I decorate a cake.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

rm_titsandtires 53M/43F
3656 posts
9/10/2006 5:33 pm

I do clean the kitchen. And the dining room, all the counters, the floor, the cabinets, the chairs, the ceiling...

rm_SWSunset64 52F
3940 posts
9/10/2006 5:47 pm

Cake decorating takes a lot of patiences. I did it once in junior high. I wish I could have kept it up, sometimes.



MamChelle 49F
1443 posts
9/10/2006 7:31 pm

That is awsome! Sweet even! I'd never guessed that...but it certainly isn;t anything to be embarassed about. A lot of men are cooks, chefs and bakers these days....and this girl, appreciates that fact. i can cook...just don't like *hugs You in a sisterly way* *winks*

rm_sexxikritter 53F
2715 posts
9/11/2006 11:32 am

Well, something we have in common. I decorated cakes in the grocery store where I used to work. I did it for two years and still do all the family birthday cakes now. I don't care to do any more than those though, except on a rare occassion, like when a family friend got married and begged me to do her wedding cake. Very cool hobby to have.


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