I don't remember if these cakes were made for a Memorial Day or July 4th BBQ.
I do know the first two were at my mom's house.
This was her first time seeing me make the fondant. It can get.... messy :)
She is not a messy person in the slightest. Hee hee.
The reason the fondant looks so shiny is that my water ran when I attached the stars, and I ended up painting the whole thing to keep it uniform. Some people like to buff their fondant with a little Crisco for the same effect (would have been nice to know then!)
This cake was made a year or two later, but with the same awesome Texas pan. I honestly don't remember why we made it though. Momo would know. She helped :)
Patriotic fun is always pretty... just like this cake that I will try as soon as I'm reunited with my baking equipment!