This past weekend I helped my girlfriend (Lauren) with another birthday cake. This was the 2nd cake that I’ve helped out with (the first one was a mandolin birthday cake that turned out awesome) but I believe that she’s done at least 10 of these now. Her sister’s boyfriend is a big fan of the board game “Clue”, and thus an idea was born.
She started off by baking 2 chocolate cakes in a 12×12 cake pan. In the meantime, I mixed fondant with food coloring in an attempt to match the colors of the different rooms found on the Clue playing board. We then flattened the fondant out using a rolling pin and cut out the shapes of each room.
I’ve told Lauren multiple times that she should start a cake blog. It’s such a tragic art form – you put 8+ hours of work into something, and then it gets eaten! It only makes sense to immortalize each one on the web. In the meantime, I’ll continue to contribute to her cakemaking efforts when possible, leveraging each opportunity for blog content from which I’ll gain an insignificant amount of longtail search traffic from Mommy Bloggers.