A couple of years ago, I was on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, talking about what I thought would be the next trends. Cut-up party cake books was one of them. Apparently, the rest of the world still needs to catch on. Maybe people think turning a cake into an airplane is intimidating. But believe me, if I can do it, so can you.
For Halloween, I decided to make a witch cake from my Cut-Up Party Cake book. I got the book at a bazaar a few years ago (no surprises there) and it’s been an endless treasure trove of delights. I’ve made the airplane, a turkey, a Santa and now the witch.
Warning: Cut-up cakes involve measuring and stuff. So if you’re not good at math (like me), putting one together can be challenging. Just stay patient and try not to cry.
Here’s what the cake looks like before it’s decorated. Do you see a witch in there? I sure don’t.
You cover the whole thing with 7 Minute Frosting. If you haven’t heard of 7 Minute Frosting, it takes about 7 minutes to make. It’s very sticky and gets everywhere. If you’re married to one of those “cleanliness is next to Godliness” people like me, you’ll hear about it afterwards. For days.
And here’s the cake all decorated. I think I did a pretty good job, given my artistic limitations.
Now I’m going to clean icing off the ceiling fixture. Wish me luck with the ladder.