Octopus Cake

Wow! Now what do I say? I have been typing posts …and trying to be witty all day long …lol I am exhausted. My back hurts, my feet hurt …actually I do not think there is a place on me that doesn’t hurt. BUT …I did it … WE did it …my wonderful cake family.. LOL WE pulled it off …I did a weekend where I said YES! to every single order …I did not turn anyone away … 15 orders this weekend (if you count the 2 dozen “extra” cupcakes I did today too …that I did not post) …What a weekend to remember …it will be a while before I ever do this again. But it was FUN. I enjoy challenging myself. And this weekend was a CHALLENGE! Now for what everyone has looked forward to …Here it is …Cake #14 …The OCTOPUS CAKE!!!! I bet you guys were beginning to wonder if I actually pulled this one off or not …in the middle of all the chaos.. lol …yep! If you were betting on me …YOU WON! This is made in Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with an Andes Mint Fudge filling for the bottom (Rock/Tier) then on top of that is a Vanilla Cake with Marshmallow filling … all frosted in Buttercream and covered/decorated in Marshmallow fondant …Hank (the Octopus) .. that’s what we named him …is made in Rice Crispy Treats …He is completely EDIBLE as are the Large and small corals …the anemones …the sand .. you get the idea. I promise there will be MORE pictures of this cake to come .. I did take some progress shots and of course my sweetheart is going to make an awesome video with the footage we took of Hank. I hate having my picture taken … but he was so Epic cool I even got a picture made with Him …before he went out the door …to go to that Big Cephalopod Home in the sky …LOL #RexburgCakes #EpicOctopusCake #14 #Exhausted #FeelingVerySatisfiedNTired #BringONSunday #GoodNightEveryone #ThankYouForAllTheAwesomeOrders #ThankYouForAllTheWordsOfEncouragementToday #ILOVEMyCustomers #TasteAsGoodAsItLooks

Well …I lived through the Crazy weekend and am somewhat rested now. Ya! And I have had several people ask me how I made the Octopus Cake …Here are some progress shots I took. I apologize …I did not take a lot of pictures of the process …because I was too EXCITED & “COLD FLOWING” with what I was doing …I get like that when I am decorating a cake …I forget EVERYTHING going on around me…LOL Although I did stop now and then to take a picture to send to my sweetheart to show him how things were going …since he was at work and not here with me… So you can Thank him for the fact that I have ANY pictures at all. I will write on each of the pictures as well to explain a little of what steps I took. I hope you enjoy seeing a little of the “PROCESS” that went into making “HANK” (the Octopus).#RexburgCakes #CustomBirthdayCakes #HowToMakeAnOctopusCake #TheProcess #IPaintedACephalopod #MarkThatOneOffTheBucketListOfLife #CakesThatTasteAsGoodAsTheyLook

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