Heart shaped box February 12, 2009Posted by rhiyaya in food, pictures, recipes.
Don’t study her version too closely. Because it puts mine to shame. Hers looks so professional that it’s just crazy. Mine looks like it was made by somebody who has barely ever made a cake before. Of course, that is the case. I’ve also only used fondant once before, on my mom’s birthday cupcakes.
But anyhow, here was my attempt. Click here for all of the pictures.
I should have made the cake a little shorter… I didn’t realize how much that recipe was going to rise. I made my own fondant, but it wasn’t sturdy enough, and I had trouble getting the sides to stay standing up. Mine also ended up a bit messy.
I did learn a couple of things, though:
If you’re going to use chocolate chips for dipping, use Ghirardelli chips. The Nestle crap was way too thick. But I melted my Ghiradelli and it was super smooth and liquidy. I took advantage of this and used my egg separator to dip the chocolates. It let the excess chocolate drain off easily.
So that was my experience making a cake that looked complicated. It turned out decently… as long as you don’t look at the one on Bakerella!