What a nightmare. This cake is going to haunt me in my dreams. It involved some creativity, some near-tears, and a last minute revelation to save the day.
As followers of this blog may remember, I work with children. Every so often a child completes our program and "graduates." We make a big deal of this, and throw a party. The graduate also gets to choose what kind of treat they want. One wanted chocolate chip cookies. Easy peasy. Our last graduate wanted a yellow cake with a car on it. No biggie. Our current graduate wanted a wrestling cake. As in, a cake shaped like a wrestling ring. With wrestlers on it.
Remember, I am not a professionally trained pastry chef. Or cake decorator. My idea of creative is colored icing.
My first attempt at red sides to this cake was so laughable yet distressing I didn't think I could bring it in. A last minute save came in the form of wrapping the leftover twizzlers (the ropes) around the sides. This brought a nice bright red and saved the day. Thanks to Paul for the WWE logo in the middle.
All I can say is, never again.