Monthly Archives: January 2011

M-I-C-K-E-Y

M-O-U-S-E…Mickey Mouse (come on, sing it with me!).  Ok, enough of that fun.  On to the cake because that’s why you are really here, right? 

So my oldest daughter turned 9 last week.  For her actual party, she requested a Mickey Mouse cake.  She really wanted to have her favorite cake which is strawberry but really wanted the outside to look like Mickey.  So I suggested that we try chocolate and vanilla icing for the decorations.  So I made 2 six-inch rounds and a 10-inch round for the ears and face.  I tinted chocolate icing black and star-tipped the ears and top of Mickey’s head.  I then star-tipped the face with vanilla icing.  Then added black for the eyes, nose, and mouth with the star tip.

I tinted some vanilla buttercream red for his tongue.  And since I didn’t really want to mess up all those stars by writing on his face, I just wrote “Happy Birthday Mazie” in the leftover red icing right onto the cake board that my husband made out of a card board box.  I just put some foil over it to make it look nice!

By the way, just in case you were wondering, the chocolate icing tasted very much like dark chocolate with the strawberry cake!  I’ve never paired the two before.  I will probably do it again soon.

Strawberry Cake

Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday.  She turned 9 and I’m still in disbelief!  Her favorite cake is strawberry with strawberry icing.  It started out being her favorite because it’s completely pink.  But strawberries are her favorite fruit so naturally the flavor was favored too!  Last night we had a little family celebrating with swirly topped cupcakes and a star-shaped mini cake for the birthday girl!

You can’t beat the sweetness of a pink girly cake for a pink girly girl!  Happy Birthday, Mazie.

Red Velvet

Today was my husband’s birthday!  His favorite is a red velvet cake with peanut butter buttercream icing.  You wouldn’t think those two go together since red velvet is usually paired with cream cheese icing but it is fantastic.  Very rich…read: needs a glass of milk to go along with the cake!

So I decided to not go frilly with his cake and just do basic borders around the top and bottom and be done with it.

This is a two-layer 8 x 3 inch round, torted, filled and iced with peanut butter icing!

Happy Birthday, my love!

Happy New Year

A good friend of mine happens to be a New Years Baby!   So this year our families got together to celebrate.  She requested something lemony.  I made a lemon cake with lemon pudding filling and lemon icing.

So I decided to be a little creative with the stacking.  It was a fun and festive cake.  Happy Birthday Rachel!

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