Monday, April 9, 2012

Three Themed Birthday Cake: Sparkles, Cars and Curious George

No matter how well I think I plan ahead, nothing ever goes "according to plan". 

Even in my cake adventures. I think about it, borderline obsess about it, and how I want it to look. I attempt to draw a picture and realize I am not artist. 

I write out a list, a timeline if you will, of how things are supposed to go down. What I will make and what day, fondant decorations etc. 

I had a three tier cake to make, so I had to dedicate a whole day to just baking cake, ALOT of cake.
Don't get me started on the frosting. I wish I could have a silo of powdered sugar in my backyard.

Once the cake gets rolling, I change my mind according to what happens. Fondant cracking, decorations failing... you just have to roll with it and try not to stress. Even when you son sticks a dowel in the side of your cake, yeah, just take a deep breath and try to cover it with a sparkly cloud, or whatever you happen to be decorating with.

For once, I had just enough frosting! Woohoo! You don't know how huge that is. 

I am just going to share the cake with you today, I will share the recipes with you a little later. I tried a new Red Velvet recipe that is Fab.u.lous. I also made a Vanilla Bean cake with Pineapple filling and coconut frosting. 

I love this cake and even though I always see what went wrong, what matters is the kids loved it! I couldn't have finished it without my wonderful hubby and my friend Mallory. She came to watch and help, she ended up being the biggest help ever! Thanks my friend. The cake sparkles because of you :)

There are so many things going on with this cake. I will break it down for you.

The bottom layer was for a little girl turning 7. She like horses, rainbows and all things that sparkle. I got these letter tappits and I love them! I wish you could see how they sparkle.
Disco dust, my new obsession. Don't know why I haven't used it before.

The sparkly flower rainbow!

The inside before frosted on the left.
On the right is after it was cut into.
Colorful inside and out

Middle layer was for Luke turning 6 who wanted Cars 2.

I cut out some fondant cars and attempted to make them similar to the race cars on the movie. My son approved and new who they were so it was a successful attempt.

Curious George topped it off for their 2 year old.

Here are a couple more full views around the sides.

Ok, here is the last two and I'm done. This was super fun and challenging at the same time.
I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I did making it!

I will be back as promised later this week with the recipes!

Baking from my heart to your kitchen,

1 comment:

  1. Great job as always. Sorry I missed the party. I'm sure the cake was delicious!