August 6, 2010
Some of my friends know that im not the biggest fan of the policy initiatives that have come from President Obama’s administration. However, I have nothing but interest in the man himself. So I figured I would balance out my disagreements over policy with a humble birthday cake. I brought the cake to work where many of my coworkers are, to put it mildly, Obama admirers. We were all happy.
This was a fun cake to make as it taught me how little I know about lettering a cake. I really need to practice this… and I plan to in the near term. I have a birthday cake for a friend coming this weekend. Its gonna be covered in lettering. Like, layered in it.
I used a very basic Buttermilk cake recipe for this. In lieu of elliptical cake pans (I ordered them, but they didnt quite arrive at the correct address) I decided to take two 9×13 pans and then carve out an oval shape (oval office shaped :-). THe oval itself was a little ‘off’ but I think the general idea came through (although at least one coworker questioned whether Obama was really a football fan or not).
I tried to keep the icing simple… primarily to fit within my still budding skill as an icer. All in all I think everything worked out fairly well. And the cake itself was very enjoyable.
NOTE: Pictures of me assembling cake were taken by Tony M.
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