This has been my work in progress for a couple of weeks now. This cake was quite the adventure for me. It seemed like everytime I turned around something went wrong with it.
1st- After I baked the cake I put it in the freezer in the garage (out of the way from kids...so I thought!). One of my kids pulled up a chair and opened up the wrapper around the cake and ate a chunk out of the side.
2nd- When the cake was found it was freezer burned.... thanks to one of the kids who couldn't resist eating my cake.
3rd- I didn't have time to rebake a cake so I am hoping it tastes good enough for kids to eat so I started decorating it. Thanks to a huge pile of frosting on one side of the cake I was able to get it to look good enough for the next step! But then after I started decorating it I put it int he fridge to take a break and one of the kids took a chunk out of the fondant after it was decorated... (Arrgh!!) I have my suspicions...but no proof as to which child got into it AGAIN! (4 year olds!)
4th- After fixing it with some more fondant to cover up the missing chunk I attempted to make the turtles and flowers that went around the cake... I gave up... I cannot figure out what the professionals do to make these things...
But after getting through all that and understanding that maybe my cake looked too good for a child to resist (I should be proud) then I was pleased with the result.
This is the cake I copied that I found on the internet.