Monday, March 22, 2010

Relief Society Birthday Bash and Dance

A couple of posts ago..I posted that I was asked
to make a cake for the Relief Society Birthday
for this past Friday, March 19th. I'll tell you it
was stressing me out all last week and I wasn't
sure if I was going to pull this off.

I've never baked a cake for the board to try out
but they chose me from a handful of other
women they could've picked in the ward. So I
decided that I was going to do a fondant cake,
yes..umm I've seen it done on before but had
I made an actual one in real life? No, but I
figured I better try my hardest since this was
going to be something to feed 300 or more

So the first 5 cakes were apple cakes
then the base cake was 2 different layers of
marble cake. I baked the apple cakes days ahead
of time and let it set in the fridge until the
day of. I baked the marble cakes the night
before and was worried about getting the
fondant on while my two little ones are
watching in the kitchen.

The picture is blurry, Loni [6yo] was my little 
camera guy in the kitchen. He was upset when I 
wouldn't let him do the fondant balls. So I let him
take the pictures. It looks uneven because I have
3 cakes for the top tier and only 2 for the other 
tiers. I had to make it this way because I knew I 
wouldn't have enough fondant to cover the whole
cake. This is all from their budget of $100.00

My friend Sulu's mom came and posed by the cake. 
I was in a hurry that I didn't get an upclose shot of it.

ok. so we ran out of the marbled fondant balls and
had to go with purple and neon pink. But they said 
it's ok. this is before they post up the candles on 

these are the tissue paper blossoms we made the
night before the dance. we attached them to fishing
lines and attached small mirrors the invisible line.

we didn't leave until 2 am. Then I had to be back 
in the church kitchen by 8 or 9 am to start putting
the cake together. 

Lani and Vaha used the table covers as swags and
rosettes for the wall decorations. neat huh?

These are the RS women doing a Bollywood number.

Another number from our culture called the Maululu.
I hope I spelled that one right.

I was trying to catch a picture of Nesi, in the line
dance. She's in the long pink dress holding hands 
with her little friends.



what a great job u did with the cake and decor!!! was that home made fondant? share ur recipes please!!! I would love the apple and marble cake recipes

Kepa & Muli 4-leta said...

Hey Maopa! You did an AWESOME job with the cake, it's so BEAUTIFUL! I love it, wish I was there to try some! Hehehe. The pictures of the RS program looks like everyone had a blast...except for one thing that I noticed...the time that you were doing the baking, the decorating and how much sleep did you get, Maopa? My goodness, I still don't know how you do it, but I won't get tired of saying it and I hope you don't get tired of me saying it,'re awesome! you're superwoman! I'm logging onto your blog first, when I should be posting up something on my! And now when I talk to Muli and my best friend Donna, I talk about what I saw or read on the blogs or from your gotta' get to my girls, we are learning their articles of middle daughter pronounces commandments as "bananas"...LMBO! Oh boy gotta' get to work with this child...ofa atu Maopa and to your lil' ones' Nesi & Loni! Tell LONI, HE'S THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER!

Puanani503 said...

thanks, Kepa and Sisilia:) I'll post up the recipes on the food tab above..oh crap. I forgot it's gone..I'll do a post on it, k? I just marbled the fondant with blue since they wanted the colors of the RS which is royal blue and gold. This is the closest I could get and still stay in the line of looking ok. It's not homemade Fondant. I got it the day before at JoAnn. They're $20.99 ea. for a 5 lb. box. with the budget I was on I was only able to get two boxes. The pans for the cakes were $45 at Michaels. I just forgot to take the 40% off coupon with me that day. The ingredients for the apple cake cost $67.50. So I bought this Joann Magazine in the fabric section for $2.99 and they let me use all the 50% off and 40% off coupons to lower my stuff. So instead of paying over $60 something, it all came down to $35 for the dowels, 2 boxes of fondant and some fondant cutters and stuff.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, that cake looks FANTASTIC!!!!! I think you did a wonderful job!

I really like the new layout too!

Puanani503 said...

Thanks Alicia! The layout was only $25! I was getting ready to shell out $100 + for one then found Simply Fabulous Templates! Thank goodness:)

Ane said...


Is there anything you DON'T do??
You have some serious skillz!

Love the cake!

Puanani503 said...

Thanks, Ane. This is my first time doing a fondant cake,for reals. I learned from watching,Cake Boss's
Tutorials and went from there!