After the recital we'll have a small reception at church. Everybody will bring a dish to share. This year, I didn't know what to make but I knew that I wanted to play with my Cricut Cake again. I called Pilar and talked to her about baking together one more time, her kids are in the recital also. So we put hands to work. We are a good baking team. :)
I looked on line for ideas on "Musical Cakes" and I got inspired by a picture posted at CakeCentral.com. Here is our creation.
We used wooden dowels (5/16" x 36") to shaped the fondant and make it look like ribbons. If you are going to try, grease the dowels first with a little bit of Crisco before you roll the the fondant strips.
I cut the music notes with my Cricut Cake using My ScrapChick file "Piano Players". Cute file!!
And here it's what I made with the leftover batter. Cupcakes!!!
Using the regular Cricut, I cut a doily for the tray and made some wrappers for the cupcakes. I used some old music sheets from a book that I bought at Half Price Books. If you need to do projects that involve music, it's the best way to go instead of trying to find scrapbook music looking paper. (If I want the music sheets to look aged I used Distressed Inks).