Monday, November 19, 2012

Moustache Cake

This year marks the first year my husband has ever participated in Movember. Granted, he did cheat and start growing his mo two weeks before November even started. Now we all know how Movember works right? Grow a mo, get money to raise fund for prostate cancer. I'm all for a great cause but I'm thinking I wouldn't mind starting up my own charity event to get the men shaving these as soon as possible! I would call is No-vember but that's already taken. How about No-Mo-vember? Too long? I'll put it this way. I. HATE. THE. MO. Plus he hasn't even started getting any sponsors for it yet so it's all for nothing so far! Kill me now!

Moustache Cake

Gross Mo's aside, I quite like fake moustaches. The ones you peel off and stick on are okay but I'm more of a fan of the hold up on a stick kind. Well last month my friend celebrated her birthday and I gave you a sneak preview of the inside of the cake. Her birthday was at the Mexican Cafe and was moustache mania! We all had to wear a mo to the dinner and even later when we went out dancing! Embarrassing when you go to the toilets by yourself but "cool" when you're with your group of friends who are equally mo'd up!

Moustache Cake
Me and Andrina

Moustache Cake
Andrina and Izzy (we got her the canvas photo of her cat) with Mo's!

I decided to surpise her with a quick cake I whipped up. Well, it was supposed to be quick, only, I had just one 6" tin and I wanted to make the inside of the cake to be ombre pink. This means cooking four separate cakes. One at a time. Very very time consuming, but so worth it! With about half an hour before Mr S said we had to leave I decided to try out a new cake decorating technique (great timing I know) and it turned out to be fast and fun! After all that piping I stuck a home made moustache on top and took photos as quickly as humanly possible without being hugely late (which we were anyway - no surprises there).The cake was a huge hit, everyone loved it especially the birthday girl!

Moustache Cake

Moustache Cake

Moustache Cake

Moustache Cake

Now I'm off to go do some much needed study. Tomorrow I am being assessed at my placement preschool centre and to say "I'm stressed" would be an understatement. So, wish me luck! You'll know how it went if I'm in tears on Thursday's tutorial post. Until then, have a great week bakers!

p.s. please send a razor so I can shave the mo in Mr S's sleep

10 comments :

  1. Ohmygosh this is an AWESOME cakee!!! And i know the feeling about hating on the mo....sameeee problem!!!!

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    1. Thank you Cloe! Yes Mo's are such a pain aren't they! No one wants a scratchy kiss! Hahaha!

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  2. Gorgeous cake Lydia! I totally agree, hate the mo...the real variety that is.

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    1. Thank you so much Mina! Yes real Mo's suck! Haha!

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  3. Would love to make a cake with the icing like that around the sides...what's this technique called - so i can look it up? Thanks Lydia..awesome work - AS ALWAYS!

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    1. I think it's called a petal cake usually. It is very easy to achieve, I plan on doing a tutorial if I can get time!
      Basically, pipe small blobs in a vertical line then smudge them with a knife so they slide sideways, then do the same again next to it and so on. I'm sure there are heaps of tutorials online too!
      Good luck! Send me a photo if you try it out, would love to see!

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  4. Everything about the cake is stunning Lydia. Well done. Looks like you had a really great evening. Just a little more than a week and we'll be in December. Hang in there :)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Argh December! Where did November go? For that matter, and September and October?! This year has gone so quick it's crazy!

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  5. The cake is adorable!
    The guys at work are trying Movember, and most are struggling with the Mo as well. I find it hilarious as my fiance has a Mo all the time.

    - Ididtellyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Caroline!
      Oh you poor thing, I suppose you are used to it. I know it doesn't bother some people, I've just never seen my man with a mo and he kinds looks like a pedo with it! Hahaha! On the other hand, my dad is growing his mo and you can't even notice because it's blonde and he had one almost his whole life! Haha

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