... so I got the brilliant idea that I was going to make these little white fondant cakes with the University of Kentucky logo on them, since Jacob has gotten to where he is ALL about the University of Kentucky after watching every single one of their basketball games this season with Alan.
I thought, I'm fairly artistic, right? This is right up my alley! WRONG. I bought my Oreo Cakesters, fondant and food coloring, cut out my logo and began working on the first little cake. I got it wrapped in the white fondant and then I took some of the fondant and put a few drops of blue food coloring in it and mixed it into a pretty Kentucky blue. So far so good.
At that point, I started to cut the UK logo out of the Kentucky blue fondant using the logo I cut out as a stencil. Things quickly went downhill from there. (If I was better at this blogging thing, this is where I would have the play-by-play of pictures of my failure, but of course, I'm pretty bad at this blogging thing, so I don't.) I really underestimated how hard it would be to cut the fondant in all the nooks and crannies of that logo. I got through one single UK (which didn't look half-bad), and decided that there was no way I was going to be able to do 23 more of them.
So, we scratched that and went with plan B. I happened to have chocolate cake mix and icing in my pantry, so I quickly threw that together and made 24 cupcakes. I didn't really have a lot of any one kind of decorations for the cupcakes, and Jacob said EVERYONE brings in just sprinkles, so we brought out the whole arsenal of sprinkles, colored sugar, candies and chocolate chips and Jacob and I decorated them together. I am actually glad the pretty little fondant cakes didn't work out, because I tasted one and they were NOT very good, and Jacob and I had a lot of fun decorating these together.
Live and learn...now I just have to figure out a good use for my remaining 4 pounds of fondant...