This year, Mam wanted to have an ice skating party. Turns out, ice skating parties are far more economical than trampoline parties, so I wasn't about to refuse. Besides, I like ice skating. And since I'd delved into the world of fondant penguins before, creating fondant penguins on ice skates seemed like something I could handle.
Mam insisted that she wanted a white cake...
with whipped cream and strawberry filling.
I don't particularly love that combination myself, but I do as I'm instructed. Seriously though, how could this be better than chocolate?
I spent an evening crafting funny little penguins to skate on top of this cake. I had fun with it.
And never one to leave good enough alone, I decided these little guys were far too naked and dressed them in assorted winter ice skating attire.
As much as fondant-covered cakes look amazing, I'm not thrilled with how fondant tastes, so I got Mam to opt for frosting and created just a frozen pond out of fondant with some shiny glaze.
I don't know why, but I was oddly underwhelmed by this cake. Thankfully, a gaggle of little girls and a few boys thought it was pretty spectacular, gushing over how cute the penguins were and exclaiming in disbelief that it was homemade.