So, I’ve always known that my main weak spot when it came to my baking projects was my decorating skills. After my boring yule log and this disaster, I think it’s time to stop putting off the inevitable and sign myself up for a cake decorating class.
My dad put together a little paper model of the Sydney opera house that he found here (lots of other cool models there, too!). Using that, we made little templates for the pieces which I used to bake them. For the curved pieces, I placed the hot-from-the-oven cookies on a baking form (of some kind) that my mom had to get them to curve. Unfortunately, this also meant I could only do two at a time, so it was a bit time-consuming…
Then it was time to construct:
That wasn’t too much of a problem – my constructing skills are far superior to my decorating skills. This lack of skills led to this:
But now that I know how to do curves and provided I get my ass in gear and actually do take those cake decorating classes, I’m thinking next year…
(and a parenthetical photograph – while I was searching for a photo of a VW Beetle, I found what is perhaps the most awesome thing EVAR – I WILL have one when I get married:
A Beetle limo?! Pure awesome, my friends.)