I always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes. My mom decorated a few cakes that I can remember when I was little, but she didn’t decorated every birthday cake. Well I wanted to make my son a special cake for is 4th birthday. He loved Thomas the train, but I didn’t think I could make him a great cake so I bought one. He loved it! I didn’t like the price. I knew I couldn’t do that the all the kids every birthday. So I started slowing… experimenting with different techniques. My first was the Color Book Page technique.
I read a lot of great blog posts on how to prepare a cake before decorating it, what kinds of frosting to use, following step-by-step instructions like in the Fish cake.
I was feeling pretty good about what I had learned so when my son told me he wanted a Dusty Crophopper cake. I decided to step it a little and try something new.
I love how Dusty turned out and so did my son. I almost didn’t what to cut the cake. I didn’t come up with this on my own however. I’m not that talented. I found a great video on YouTube. The video was very helpful on how to cut the cake to construct Dusty. I then used pictures of Dusty to help my frost him, since I used a different technique than in the video.
Have fun with you next cake!
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