Pain that they were, I do think they add a little something special to the presentation, and I'm glad I did it :)
These were 24 vanilla C-cakes with poker pieces on top of butter cream. And I decided to jazz up the box a little with a few hands :) I am super pleased with the way they turn out.
Just on a side note, I learned a lesson that night. If your bag of icing sugar has a hole in it...it is no good. (makes sense right? pfff) I made two batches of icing with the same bag of sugar and they were both gritty. Very gritty! :( Justin was looking online to help fix the problem and he said maybe it was the sugar! To which I promptly replied..you know.. there is a hole in the bag. So on to batch number three...after a quick trip to walmart for more supplies ( a new bag of sugar and some butter) This batch was perfect! Two things learned, Justin is a genius! and DO NOT use bags of sugar with holes in them!
I cant believe it took three batches to get to this point. But hey! Thats what an adventure is all about!