Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Another Kit Kat Cake

After I made the first kit kat cake, my oldest told me that was what she wanted for her birthday so I got another chance to try out this cake.  This time I used a smaller diameter pan and only needed one box of cake.  It ended up a little shorter than I wanted so I sliced the cake in two and made a filling out of a box of chocolate pudding (box of pudding, just enough milk to make it that consistency).  I used blue vanilla frosting because that's what my daughter wanted.  I got some photos of the process this time
pudding filling held in with frosting

 The kit kats happened to be pretty warm.  I had to be very careful getting them out of the wrappers, but their meltiness helped keep them stuck on better.  I didn't end up needing to tie a ribbon around the cake.  The blue frosting went well with the colorful m&ms and it ended up being less rich with a vanilla frosting.  This time I used mini m&ms instead of regular sized one.  The coverage was better with the minis.  I ended up using one and 3/4 bags of the mini m&ms to fill in the top space.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pinned and Did

Here are two things that I did recently that I first saw on Pinterest.

The kitkat and m&m cake.  This cake looked so good!  I thought I'd never have a reason to make it but then I volunteered to make a cake for a church event with a birthday theme.  It was to be centerpiece and dessert.  I should have taken a few pictures while putting it together.  I intended to make a two layer cake, but the two layers didn't turn out very big.  I ended up using two boxes of cake mix, making three layers (a small, a medium, and a large).  Next time (of course when the kids saw it, they wanted me to make that cake for their birthdays) I'll probably use a smaller dimension pan to get taller cake with one box.  The cake was a big hit.

before: this horse was headed for the trash can
after: all the ponies wanted a visit to the doll salon

Crazy tangle doll hair gets tamed with water and fabric softener.  The funny thing is that I had a mostly empty bottle of fabric softener collecting dust and I wondered what I could do with it.