There were no upcoming events that I needed to make a cake for since Olivia had already turned one and her party was the week prior to doing this cake, so Dave and I spent the better part of a week trying to decide what to do.
I'm not sure whether we decided on this because of the girls love for it, or the fact that we feel as though it's a part of us, as it's permanently embedded in our feet, but we had the perfect idea...A Duplo cake!
At the time it seemed like a relatively easy thing to do - cut out some fondant rectangles, stick them on, and add the little knobs on top. Simple right?
Well...not so much...
There was actually a lot of planning that had to go into it and since I don't do math and measurements, Dave needed to do all that. And he did.
|The math & science part|
The fondant was stretchy and sticky and hard to work with. After about an hour and a half of cutting strips and sticking them on, we called it a night.
There was a small part of me that wanted to leave it as it was, but the bigger, more stubborn part of me was determined to finish it.
The next night after everyone was asleep (this is when I do most of my work and get the most accomplished), I started working on it again. I put in another hour and half or so. All that was left was the 100+ knobs to put on the top pieces...that seemed like a tedious task that could wait one more day.
So after about 4-5 hours of work - spread out over 3 days, my Duplo
|And there it is in all its glory...my first fondant cake!|
And yes, there is a random orange Duplo in there, simply because somewhere along the way I didn't follow the plan that Dave made and the sizing/layout was off and I didn't want two colors beside each other...Sorry Dave!
|So many knobs...|
And FYI, cutting out and placing all the knobs was tedious!