Cakes signify celebration. Whether it's a big party celebrating a big holiday, or a small intimate celebration of someone finally accomplishing something, or celebrating an anniversary, or even monthsary. A cake will always be something a person can give that will truly be appreciated.
But imagine if you can decorate the cake yourself? Adding your personal touch, expressing yourself by making your own decoration... That will surely mean the world to the person receiving it.
And so when I received this cool Decorate-Your-Cake kit for Goldilocks' Decorate Your Christmas activity, I was giddy! Not only because I get to create a Christmas cake for my family, but because I've secretly been itching to try decorating my own cake every time I would see Goldilock's Decorate Your Cake billboard along EDSA haha!
So here we go! My Christmas cake!
As soon as I saw all the decoration stuff that came with the kit, I got excited!
Look at these pretty Christmas balls and stars!
I especially got excited to pipe my own icing with these colorful ready-made icing pipes!
And this would be my canvas! A plain round Goldilocks cake with white icing!
So as soon as I was able to see all the materials I would be doing, it actually didn't take me long to think about my design. Because upon seeing the Christmas balls, one image immediately popped in my head:
|Stock image from colourbox|
This. Hanging Christmas balls.
So off I went!
Feeling baker hahaha!
Truth is I didn't really use the icing so much for fear that I wouldn't do a good job with it. And I was right. Piping is so much harder than it looks! The more I was glad that the design I had in mind didn't require so much piping. All I had to do was make hanging ribbons where the Christmas balls would hang on to.
I had more poinsettias and mistletoe left so I simply stuck them alternately around the sides of the cake.
TADAAAAA! :-) Finished product! Simple, easy, but very Christmas-y! I was happy with my work!
Good thing the Christmas cake decorations were already very pretty on their own so it was very easy to play around with it!
I really had fun decorating this cake. (Cake-designing wish fulfilled!) Although I decorated this cake all by myself (because Richie and Rain will just make abstract cake for sure), this #GoldilocksDYChristmas is actually a great bonding activity for the family for the coming holidays!
|Another last minute "doodle" with a butter chiffon cake ;-)|
Thank you Goldilocks for this fun experience!
Goldilocks official website: http://www.goldilocks.com.ph/