Eat funfetti frosting while Nicole mixes.
Be slightly puzzled at why the cakes bubbled up all funny.
Cut cake into completely uneven sections.
Dye frosting black and gold.
Spread frosting (read: sticky stuff to hold the base in place) on the cookie sheet.
Start building cake.
Hold chunks of cake while Yanaj figures out how to build it.
Realize that your cake is looking more like a cheeseburger than an Oscar.
Continue shellacking and stacking cake. Insert kabob skewers for support, which really won't lend any support whatsoever because you don't have any kind of secured base, except for cake.
Just keep adding skewers.
Realize that your cake looks more like a Transformer than an Oscar.
Determine that it's leaning...
...so add more skewers, and hold it while you begin to sculpt
Begin dirty icing. Feel smugly proud of yourself because you watch Cake Boss and you know what the term "dirty icing" means. And since you watch Cake Boss, your Oscar cake cannot fail.
Continue slapping icing on in a manner that would make the Cake Boss fire you on the spot.
Use icing bag with star-shaped tip to do fancy frosting.
Oh, did I mention that somewhere in there, you realize Oscar is leeeeeeeeeaning so you add skewers on either side for support?
The finished product, pre-car ride.
And post-car ride. He barely survived the trip.
Not bad for our first-ever attempt at building a 3D Oscar cake, if I do say so myself.
Note to self: Watching Cake Boss does not a cake boss make.