by carrieMarch 28th, 2011 | Posted in baking, craft, food | 1 Comment »
First off, I apologize for not posting recently. I have been busy with life, kids, work, etc… and weeks go by before I sit down and post again. So here I am. Posting.
This weekend I made 2 birthday cakes. These cakes could not be more different. One is for a boy, one is for a girl. One is turning 3. One is turning 13. The similarities are there as well – they both chose the design for their cakes. They both bugged their mommas to make it for them. The mommas both called me. So here they are:
Brennans’s Toy Story cake:
The bed is Lemon cake with Lemon Cream filling. The Toy box is Chocolate cake with strawberry filling. The characters are action figures, the rest is fondant on vanilla icing.
Madalyn helped with the bed. The draping of the blanket was exceptional:
The only toy that was fondant was the etch-a-sketch. Brennan’s mom couldn’t find a good one for the cake.
The latch for the toy box was fondant with glitterdust painted on to give it more of a brassy feel. The wood grain was made with brown and white fondant.
On to cake #2: Sara’s birthday cake. First, here are the instructions given to me by Sara, herself:
The only other item not mentioned is that it would only need to be one tier as it only needed to feed 10 people. Here is Sara’s cake:
Everyone was happy with how it turned out, and pleasing a teenager is an accomplishment of epic proportions, according to all parents of teenagers. The cake was vanilla with a vanilla cream filling and buttercream icing. The zebra stripes and border are fondant.
So that is how I spent my Saturday. Anyone do anything extra fun?