Luckily enough I met Erin on a recruiting trip for the swim team for our college. We decided it'd be a great idea to choose to be roommates so that we didn't have to be stuck with some crazy stranger. We then went on to be roommates for 4 years. Over the weekend she turned 26 and her awesome boyfriend decided to throw a surprise party (that didn't end up a surprise since he couldn't keep a secret! Haha!). I offered to make the cake to celebrate and asked him and one of her sisters about her latest likes and hobbies. The main one they gave was facebook games. That was an interesting idea but I wanted other ideas. Craig mentioned skulls and Lauren mentioned books. The books was a great idea but seemed too simple so I decided to go with the skull option.
Erin's most favorite cake is funfetti with rainbow chip frosting. It's my favorite too! I used to make it in college randomly because I was craving it. The cake wouldn't last long. So I covered the cake with black fondant, wrapped red ribbon on the bottom of each tier, the iced skulls with glittery white icing gel. I made the large skull out of fondant and the bones and 26 are made out of chocolate. I got the idea from Dudeman's blog and adapted it a bit. It tasted awesome and everyone was surprised by the cake. Craig kept trying to take credit for it at the restaurant but not many people believed him. Haha! I think I will make cake pops out of the left over cake parts. I will also be attempting the Jelly Belly Contest. I will post pictures as soon as possible!
Until next time, happy baking!!