Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.
Oct 15
Comments Off on Steps to your own no-bake Twilight Cake
Category: food

Breaking Dawn 2 is coming out in about a month, so I’m starting to think about Twilight party preparations. I realized I’d never posted how to upgrade a regular storebought cake to Twilight party quality, so here you go!

1. Buy what I think is a 1/4 sheet cake at your local grocery store. I got an Italian Cream Cake, but I’m hoping next time that there’s a red velvet option. It was in the fridge section and had hard cream cheese icing with chocolate decorative swirls on top.
2. Buy black decorating gel.
3. Use toothpicks to carefully peel the icing design off the top of the cake. You can still see where the chocolate icing design bled onto the top of the cake behind “Twilight”, but the icing itself is gone.
Twilight Cake
4. I printed the word Twilight out (using Google images search) and carefully cut the letters out – leaving the template/stencil. You’ll need an exacto knife, a cutting board, and some patience.
5. Place the template on the cake and paint it in with the black gel icing until “Twilight” has emerged.
6. Carefully remove paper stencil and stick the the cake in your fridge until you’re ready to serve it to your fellow Twilighters.

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TH is a little bit high maintenance. But the easy part of being married to him is that he’s predictable and asks for exactly what he wants, so, when he asked for a cake from the local grocery store with extra icing for his birthday, that’s what he got.

I attempted to call the grocery store Friday morning, but their phone line was busy…..forever! I had flashbacks of trying to register for college courses and hitting redial for half an hour and eventually gave up.

That evening, I entered the grocery store and patiently waited as two twenty-somethings ordered a purple and gold cake for their grandmother’s “21st” birthday.
When it was my turn, I held out the white cake with buttercream frosting I’d selected and asked if she could just draw a box with icing in the middle and fill the middle in with icing because the birthday boy wanted extra icing. She looked at me as if I had a contagious disease and said, “you want me to just add icing? I don’t know if I can do that. We normally just write the name on them. I might have to charge you extra.” I said that was fine and she took the cake and went off to ask.
At this point, another lady walked up and asked if I’d been helped. I said, “Yes, but she had to go ask a question because my request was out of the norm.” Then we had a lovely chat about how her daughter was having a birthday and she was picking up the cakes but the party was delayed because the birthday girl had broken her arm in a high school softball game. Oh my!

The baker came back with my cake and there was a blank box in the middle of the extra icing. Um, what to do with a blank box….hmmm. I really kind of want his name on it now, errrr, there just might be a reason TH and I are together, cause I’m not what you’d call low maintenance…but I really want to fill in the blank space. Since, I’d already had one turn at the baker and was in no hurry, I took the cake and stepped aside while Broken Arm Birthday Girls’s mom picked up her cake and cookie cake. We joked about how surely cake would make the Birthday girl feel better and off she went.

I said to the baker, “I’m really sorry, but do you mind writing his name on the cake in this blank box?” and she said, “just his name??” like she really expected me to respond, “You know what you’re right, can you please write, ‘Honey, you are the greatest huband in the whole world and I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Love, Pookie'” But, instead I responded, “yes, please, just his name.” She wrote his name and handed me the cake. I asked her name and she told me it was Kay and I said, “Thank you so much, Kay.” And at this point, she finally cracked a smile and said “You’re welcome.” I might be high maintenence, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be nice about it.

The important thing is not how a cake looks, but how much icing it has!

TH decided he wanted to spend his birthday building me a garden box and helping me plant herbs and veggies….and installing some track lighting in the house and THAT ladies and gentlemen is why I am willing to make an arse of myself at the bakery!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TH! You’re the best! :)

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