Being plain is boring. I love being creative. It’s something I encourage my students to do as well.
A recent creative passion for me as been cake decorating. I’m by no means highly skilled in this area, but I made it a mission to teach myself little tricks.
I began by doing simple designs on cupcakes. Over the holiday season, I made cute little snowmen.
And one bored Saturday afternoon, I made little hedgehogs.
With shaking confidence, I decided to take on the challenge of decorating a big cake. The first on being a mermaid tail. My confidence built up when that turned out better than I expected. My next project was a fox face.
My friend, Nicole, is a fan of this woodland creature so for her birthday I decided to surprise her with an edible fox.
For the cake, I used the Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe, which is also found at the back of the Hershey’s cocoa container.
I made a cream cheese frosting to decorate.
- 8oz cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Dash of red and yellow food coloring (to make orange)
- Combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar. I used an electric mixer to help me get it super smooth.
- Separate into 2 bowls.
- Keep on bowl plain, and add color to the second.
- I used the star nose decorating tip
First, I sandwiched the two cakes with a thin layer of frosting. Then I coated the entire cake with the plain frosting.
Next, I used a skewer to outline the face, and filled in the cheek area with plain frosting.
I covered the rest of the cake with orange frosting.
For the ears, I used oreo cookies. I cut into a cone shape and stuck it in with frosting.
I used chocolate chips for the eyes, and a round candy for the nose.