|Four recipes of cake baked and set out to cool.|
This challenge is to decorate 2 children's cakes for the same day and have both children think their cake is wonderful.
I will not use one 8" round in each flavor for this project but will wrap it and freeze it for later use.
My plan is to position the small layer flush to the edge of the large layer on one side creating both a platform and a staircase effect,
The toppers are different on each cake with one having a real toy truck and toy tools atop the platform and the other having a toy T-Rex dinosaur with two babies and a cave. The lower level should be large enough to accommodate "Happy Birthday" their names and a big "4".
So day two is done for this project except for cooling and wrapping the layers. Tomorrow I have invited my 2 granddaughters to come help with the decorating. That will allow me a, "panic and do over" day if I need it. Nothing wrong with a plan "B". I just hope we wouldn't need it!
Note to myself: Purchase new 8" round cake pans. I just made the exact same cakes twice and the 12" newer pans baked flat and were beautiful. The 40 year old 8" pans crowned and will have to be trimmed before frosting and decorating. Pans must be shot? Makes no sense to me otherwise unless perhaps because the old pans are much shallower than the new ones?