Param's 3rd birthday rainbow cake
I've been doing art for long time, usually
on paper with pastels and coloring pencils...*
...and along came The Corona and out came my roommate's mother's mother's Sunbeam hand-mixer, that smelled of burning rubber when in use.
I made scones, a lot of beer bread, and then, feeling more adventurous, with varying forms of success: cinnamon rolls, donuts, upside down pineapple cake, Bundt cake, a pavlova, a Sacher torte, Vanilla Slice, gluten free cakes and dairy free cake and low carb, low sugar keto cake.
Here is 3 yr old Param enjoying some of his birthday rainbow cake and me sitting on a life-size cake that I am hoping to make,
By the end of lockdown, baking had became a joyful challenge.
So I did not stop!
One day I made, for my dairy-allergic roommate, a globulous substance called 'Avocado Frosting' which I slathered all over a 4 layer, 6 inch heart-shaped vanilla cake.
The top two layers drooping over like a sloppy green, heart-shaped Leaning Tower of Pisa!
Thus began my experimental frosting phase.
I bought a set of six piping tips and a couple of bags and set myself the task of learning to pipe.
I stayed up two nights in a row, watching YouTube videos, piping frosting onto parchment paper, scraping it off and starting again.
The only activity I found as difficult was learning how to tattoo.
So I let myself loose on my first cake (below), and now I'm all about buttercream frosting, the brightest food dyes and piping tips.
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