R2 Try 2
Feb. 22, 2010 9:09 am
Updated: Mar. 3, 2010 6:21 pm
I made my second attempt at the Artoo cake this weekend. This time I made a double-batch of cake batter, so when it baked it poofed up over the rim, then I cut down the back to make it flat. I also decorated differently. I put in a thin laying of frosting, thin enough to still clearly see the grooves made by the pan. Then I used pastry tubes with icing I colored myself to decorate it. The result came out looking much nicer. Although I think a 1.5 batch of batter would have sufficed.
It was lots of fun and plenty tasty. It makes me want to get more into shaped cakes. The problem is making it when I know I'll have folks around to help me *eat* it. My little family doesn't go through cake that quickly.
Artoo cake - attempt 2