Summer Blockbusters

13 Aug

There are so many things I like about summer time. A vacation from school, an excuse to eat ice cream, going out to the beach, and watching a good movie. With summertime so quickly drawing to a close, I had to be sure to make this cake that I’d been thinking about for a while now. The end product didn’t turn out quite as grand as I’d had in mind. But it was a fun cake to make and I learned some new tricks in the process. Maybe next summer I’ll make it again and it will turn out just like I wanted it to.

I started with three layers of strawberry cake. I wanted a nice, tall cake for this project.

After icing it with buttercream, I needed some fondant stripes. Red fondant stripes. Although red is my favorite color, it’s one of my least favorite colors to work with when it comes to cake. In order to achieve a true red color, a huge amount of red coloring must be kneaded into the fondant which is not only annoying, but tiring. This time, I decided to try some edible red spray instead. Turned out pretty well, and it took all of 10 seconds to achieve the color I was looking for. I was a happy camper 🙂

 

I piled some mini-marshmallows on top and brushed them with yellow food coloring. And then I had…..a movie’s best friend!

In the meantime I had made a “filmstrip” from some black and silver fondant. I let it dry long enough for it to stand up on its own.

 

I think I have some room for improvement with this cake design, but overall it was kind of cute. For some reason, cakes that look like other food are always fun for me. 🙂 This cake makes me want to ask…..what was your favorite movie that you saw this summer? I’m pretty certain I can guess Stacia’s answer. 😉 Leave a comment to let me know which summer flick I HAVE to see.

Next Up: It’s a surprise. I can’t post it here yet in case she reads this before the surprise happens. But it’s an interesting twist on a chocolate classic. Is that enough to make you want to read the next post? 🙂

Random Thought of the Day: The Next Food  Network Star finale is tomorrow night!  From the very first episode of this season, I picked Jeff as the winner. He’s in the top 3, so I can’t wait to see if my prediction was correct!

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3 Responses to “Summer Blockbusters”

  1. mallory August 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Jenn this is so stinkin’ cute! As a major movie buff, I give this cake two thumbs way way up! If you haven’t already, go see friends with benefits. It’s irreverent, inappropriate, and fall-out-of-your-chair funny! 🙂

  2. Jessica Llanes August 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    My favorite movie I’ve seen this summer is ConAir hahaha! I haven’t really seen any new releases since I don’t watch movies that much. I did also watch Chicago when it came on TV and I liked that one as well. 🙂

  3. Valerie McCarley August 15, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    We watched all three Lord of the Ring movies again this summer (for the umpteenth time!). Love them all, but I think the third one is the best one. Love how I always see something new in them that I never noticed before!

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