Welcome, Baby Lenore!
(+5 skill points => 330/400)
FINALLY, I had an excuse to make a World of Warcraft cake. I know a new baby girl doesn't sound like a good excuse, but it really was! My co-worker received the latest addition to his family on Tuesday. His whole household (himself, his wife, son, daughter, and daughter's b/f) used to play WoW together. What better way to welcome Baby Lenore than with a cake "FOR THE ALLIANCE". Um ... don't worry if you don't understand any of this ...
- 8" round Duncan Hines White box cake
- filled and iced with IMBC
- used stencil to ice lion
- shell and reverse shell borders with tip #17
- script with tip #4
My co-worker's wife loves purple, so I used Wilton's Violet coloring gel to get a nice color for my IMBC. After filling, crumb coating, and icing the whole cake, I popped it into the freezer to firm up.
I wish I had more time to play with my Cricut. It's such a cool toy. I took a jpg I found of the Alliance emblem and doctored it up a bit. I needed to add some bridges so the stencil wouldn't fall apart or be too intricate in certain places. Here's the image after a little work in Photoshop:
When I "traced" the image into SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot, software to manipulate and cut images with a Cricut), I was able to drop the outer border line that wasn't necessary. My circle cutter easily sliced me a 10" circle from some 20 gauge clear vinyl. When I popped it into the Cricut, I used blade depth 5 with medium pressure. It cut beautifully!
I pressed the vinyl on to the cold cake, firmly going over all the edges so there would be no leaks. Room-temperature IMBC was smeared over. The cold purple icing helped firm up the cream icing, so I let it sit for a moment. I didn't want to remove the stencil too soon or the remaining icing might smudge.
After carefully removing the stencil, I only managed to smudge a minor section. It looked great otherwise!