Online game are a fun way to pass the time… especially late nights when ya can’t sleep. And that is totally me right now with this big pregnant belly, hehe. Anyhow, I thought this would be a perfect time to bring my awesome readers a guest post about a fun online game – check it out!
One of my favorite ways to relax is by playing games online. There are all kinds of games out there no matter what your interests are. If you’re really into Nancy Drew type things, there are mystery games, if you like exercising your brain, there are word puzzles, and so on. Iplay even allows me to play games that include one of my favorite hobbies, baking!
They have a few fun cake gamesincluding Cake Mania that will let you make cool creations on your computer. You’ll be able to relax and let your imagination run wild without investing a lot of time and expensive ingredients.
But if you do want to give baking fun shaped cakes a shot, it isn’t as hard as it looks! In some cases they have specially shaped pans. Dome-shaped pans are used to make the big hoop-style skirts on some cakes. Other pans, available from baking companies, are shaped to form other popular items.
But with just a couple of pans, you too can make fantastic creations. All you really need other than pans is a good knife and a good imagination. Flat pans, be they square or rectangle work best, but you can get by with round pans and pound cake pans.
Decide what you want to make. How tall will it be? How wide will it be? This determines how many cake layers you’ll have to bake. If the cake is going to be four inches tall, you’ll need enough layers to be four inches. If it will be 12 inches wide, you need enough baked layers to reach across a foot and still be four inches tall. Don’t worry about making too much. Just eat the evidence before anyone sees!
Take the first baked layer and carve it into the foundation’s shape. If you’re concerned about how it will look after cutting, take some colored icing or a food pen and draw an outline before you cut. Save the trimmed pieces.
The next layer is the same. Remember that you can cut the cake’s edges at an angle to make it beveled. Rounded shapes, like a ball, can also be made this way. They just take a little longer to trim out.
Keep the layers together with icing. The trimmed pieces can be used to flesh out smaller parts of the cake. They too can be attached with a bit of icing.