This thing was the biggest pain in the butt of all the wedding items that I made for my husband's uncle. At least it seemed that way last night, when I was up until 2am working on it.
First the pictures, then the description.
I started making this cake yesterday before I had to go to the reception hall and decorate last night. I am the WORST at getting cakes to come out of the pan, so I had my hubby, who took a semester at culinary school, in charge of greasing the pan and getting it out. The first cake got mostly out, but there was a big chunk from the bottom that didn't make it. So that had to be scrapped. Then I made another one, put parchment paper down on the bottom, greased the sides with butter, and that one came out with no problem. Except it went onto the board crooked.
I made the cake and the icing from scratch using a Hershey's cook-book. The cake is chocolate, as well as the icing. I added black food coloring to make the icing as dark as it is. For the AC/DC logo, I melted the red candy-makers chocolate and traced it onto a logo I printed off the computer onto parchment paper. It would've looked awesome, except the bottle I was using for the tracing, kept blowing out air bubbles. And again, it was 2am, so pretty much anything would've looked awesome enough for me.
Around the chocolate logo, I piped red glitter icing, that I cheated and bought from Hobby Lobby. It's a wedding, there has to be glitter.
Around the bottom I piped another batch of semi-liquid cheating. I didn't have time to make from scratch icing this morning, so I used canned that I colored myself. It was too soft, so the details on the piping melted, but again, I am so over doing this wedding.
No one in the wedding party has seen the cake, nor do they really know what I had planned. I had envisioned this beautiful cake with extra bells and whistles, but time just escaped me. I'm still really happy with the way it turned out. Save for the crooked way my husband put it on the board.
Critiques openly welcome.