So I found a recipe for strawberry cake (here: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4783-scratch-moist-strawberry-cake.html
) and was determined to actually use it. I can't make a cake for fun, but I can make a cake for a reason. So when one of my recruits (I sell usborne books, its like tupperware, only kids books;) ) made it to the executive council and dragged me along with her I felt she deseerved a cake.
So I call it chocolate covered strawberry cake. It is chocolate marshmellow fondant, covering the strawberry cake. To make the MMF chocolate I just added cocoa powder. in a full recipe of fondant I'd say it would be about 1cup of cocoa. (I just wung it, since I'd made the recipe before and knew the texture I was going for.)
You can probably see the "quilting" effect on the top, I did that with a fork, because I don't have any real cake decorating tools. but what youcan't really see is that I rolled it out on cheese cloth, to make it look like fabric.
This is a pic of my attempt at making it look like knitting for the band at the bottom. didn't really work out well.
And a close up of my terrible pipping skills. color is off in this one. I really need to learn how to take pictures of my cakes...