Mona has successfully turned 11. To celebrate we created a Bug Cake.
I had a window of a few hours in which to put together the cake the day before the party between a dress rehearsal and a concert, so Mona made the actual cakes for me while I was out. We went with half white and half chocolate because one of her friends does not like chocolate.
After I cut and assembled the basic cake Mona did the dirty icing (or crumb coat) step and we put the cake into the freezer for a little bit while she worked on sculpting the legs and antennae out of fondant.
I mixed up some green icing (using some of the sparkly blue icing left over from Quinn's peacock cake), put that on, then smoothed it all out using a little water on my knife.
I think it came out pretty well! Mona was happy and the whole thing got eaten quickly, so I will chalk this one up in the success column. (And did I mention my baby is 11? How can she already be 11?)