Yes, you read that right, stamping on CAKE! Today is my wonderful husband's birthday. We have an anual Labour Day BBQ at my Aunt and Uncle's house, and sometimes Michael's birthday falls on Labour Day :)
Anyway, b/c of the bbq, I said I would bring dessert. So baked up a fabulous, from scratch, chocolate cake. OOOOOhhh it is so good! I got a new recipe for chocolate fudgey filling from my friend Lisa, and it was a HUGE HIT!!! I mean, my cousin's husband thought it was from a local bakery!! WHOOT!
So I learned how to do a crumb coat, and I had a crumb free icing. I then put red shells on the bottom and the top of it. I wrote "Happy 35th Birthday Mike!" on it, but it still looked... well, boring. LOL It's true. It did. So I went down to my crafty studio, and came up with a swirly stamp from Christmas Presentation. I gently pressed the stamp into the icing, which had hardened just enough... and then piped red icing over the impression. SO EASY!!! I plan to do this more!! :)
So here's a photo :)
There's LOTS of cake here, enough for the children to take a piece to school, and for us to have it again after supper tomorrow night!! Insanity I tell ya... but a nice treat for the kids for the first day back to school!
Have a happy day!