speaking of the shower cake, i have to share with you something i accidently stumbled upon while collecting a few more piping tips at the craft store before the big bake off for the baby shower. (hello, run on sentence!) this is by far the best tool i have invested in. it is a cake leveler. and i was skeptical at first....but it's a miracle worker. unbelievable precision. in short, a perfectionists dream::
this made me realize just how off my eyeballing approach has been. if i hadn't had to transport it, i could have even skipped the few bamboo skewers for stabilizing. i geeked out about this all night as i was cutting, frosting and constructing. big b was right there to make fun of me and suggest post titles for this subject. his best one was something like "on the level". but in the end, and as i told him i would, i went with one of my first exclamations after seeing the perfectly leveled layers come together. and there you have it.