Brilliant plan, until I melted my almond bark and added GOBS of pink food coloring. I was going for hot pink, and didn't realize that food coloring, in that large amount, would drastically alter the consistency of the almond bark. Within seconds it was stiff and goopy...and obviously not going to work.
Plan B. Throw a bunch of pink crap on the cake. Oh yes, this is where 6 trips to Hobby Lobby (in ONE week) and my generally hoarding habit pay off!
I ended up loving it more than the original idea, and there were no panic attacks as I came up with the new and improved plan.
Cake #2, for our family party on G's actual birthday, is pictured up top--I just couldn't let the almond bark idea fail me. So we baked up a Duncan Hines yellow, iced it up (and added GOBS of food coloring), and created the letters with the almond bark. So easy, and much better than me trying to freehand it on the cake!
And that is the story of how I was victorious over baked goods.