And the saga continues . . .
These are the cones I showed you last time we met.
While this cake was baking I had lots of time to tidy up
the scraps and was wondering if I should toss them or
save them for another project. Save. Nice save.
The trimmed tops were punched with my latest invention,
a small corer made from a bubble straw.
Here's a closer look. I already had something in mind for these cute little cylinders.
The mini corer was made by trimming a length from a bubble straw.
Bubble straws are fatter than regular drinking straws and
are sold for milkshakes at Bed Bath and Beyond for about $2.
They are also perfect for use as cake supports since
they cut so much easier than wooden dowels.
You'd be amazed at their strength.
Back to the project . . .
A second piece a little longer than the first segment was cut from the same straw.
This longer piece was then cut down the entire length.
The cut straw naturally rolls itself into a smaller diameter
that fits perfectly inside the first cut piece.
I sprayed a bit of Pam inside so that the cored cake wouldn't stick.
The corer was then used just like the fatter versions for cupcakes with the
center straw used to push the mini cake cylinder out.
So if you're wondering what they were used for . . .
. . . yet another fun shape to go inside a cake layer!
I had some colored batter left over from the cones and
the polka dot baking a few days before.
The mini donut pan was the perfect size to use up
small bits of batter and them pop them in a freezer bag for later.
You can find Wilton's mini doughnut pan online or at Michael's and other craft stores.
Thirty four little donuts with bright colored centers
filled this 10 inch square along with some thinned white cake batter.
I couldn't decide how to decorate the square so I opted for some simple texture.
A long cross section revealed only the outer donuts to have color inside.
So I cut some pieces from around the edge.
And here's what they looked like.
There was of course, left over batter . . .
See you next time!