I recently told you about our Day Out With Thomas, the same weekend we also had a birthday party. My oldest son is turning 4 and he wanted to have a Percy cake. So, I told him I would make him one. Here is how it turned out:
I used my buttercream transfer method to make Percy. However, this yummy cake was almost Percyless.
I made the cake the day before the party. Of course, that is the day I came down with the kids’ cold. The first day of a cold is the worst. I told my husband, I was almost tempted to buy a store bought cake but I didn’t care for the taste. I toughed it out and got the cake baked. Once the youngest was asleep, I was able to start frosting the cake. That was pretty simple for me to do. By the time it was my oldest’s bedtime, I had placed the cake in the freezer and was ready to start on Percy.
So, a few hours later, I was almost done with Percy. I was at 95 percent done. I was placing the last bit of color on him when I turned the transfer and it plummeted to the floor. He fell face first on the floor. This was about 11:30 pm. Tears were shed.
My husband sent me to bed while he stayed up till 2 am in the morning to get the outline and all the black parts filled in. Then in the morning I got up and finished Percy. So the cake was finished just hours before the party. Then there was the mad dash to get the house ready for the party.
Now, I just need to figure out how far in advance I can make these buttercream transfers so I can possibly avoid this in the future. If you have an idea, please leave me a comment and let me know!