I'm a huge geek. I'm talking super huge. Like, so huge I'd make a dodecahedron out of cake. Crazy? A bit, yes. Especially when I had to finish it in a matter of hours. That meant no fondant, no fineness, just buttercream and tears. Oh sweet lord, so many tears. As you can see, it was a bit of a mess.
For those of you who aren't nerds, this is a d20 die -- usually used for RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Basically, we sit around a table with our paper, pencils, dice, and mountain dew and pretend we're saving a village from some sort of evil doer. It's more fun than it sounds, I promise.
This cake was for our dungeon master - the person who runs said DnD games - and boy was she happy. The cake was vanilla bean with a lovely swiss buttercream frosting. Simple enough, yes. But, man oh man, what an ordeal.
Colin was in charge of the d20 (just simply because he is more into math than I am) - after two hours of scale models, swearing, and yelling, we finally got it. Just in time to slap some buttercream on it before our DM showed up. Next time I think we're going to make the d20 out of rice krispie treats - and leave plenty of time to construct it. Also, I think I'd fondant this sucker next time - just so it doesn't look so messy and rushed.
"Epic fail. Dragon eats your bee."