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Monday, October 25, 2010
I Love Lucy cake because I Love My Mom!
My mother is a I Love Lucy fanatic, always has been.
She has collected I Love Lucy items my whole life and has a whole room devoted to the show. We call it the I Love Lucy room...shocker, huh?
My mother celebrated her 63rd Birthday on the 20th and since I couldn't make it out to Stockton to see her during the week, the family celebrated yesterday.
I wanted to make her something special...and I couldn't go wrong with I Love Lucy.
When I asked my Dad what kind of cake she'd like, he told me white cake with caramel something. First, I planned to make my popular caramel banana cake but then I realized I had a packet of Cheesecake Mousse mix that I'd been waiting for an opportunity to use...and this was my opportunity!
I printed the show logo and used it to carve the same heart shape for the cake. I wanted it to be as much like the real thing as possible...I was dealing with a fanatic here!
Then I piped the cheesecake mousse into the center and doused it with caramel sauce!
This cake was super easy to frost...which came as a surprise.
I covered the cake in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
Then, I covered it in red fondant.
I placed the logo on top of the fondant covered cake and went over the "I Love Lucy" with a pen as a guide, because I have made it no secret that my free hand writing is not the best. I opted to pipe dots...well because that's easier to not screw-up.
I asked my boyfriend to take some "action shots" of me decorating the cake since I rarely have any because I'm usually the one taking the photos.
Apparently, this is an "action shot." Silly, boyfriend.
My sister and I also got my Mom a collector's bottle of I Love Lucy wine for her birthday, to go with the cake :)
She loved them both.
Happy Birthday Ma Mere!!!