My middle child turn 9 today. She ordered up a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. The icing needed to be purple. Oh and she wanted it to be a star. So I made her a simple star cake.
I piped stars around the sides of the cake and tinted a little purple icing a little more purple to put her name on the cake. She told me later that she really liked that I put a star for the dots above the letter I. It takes so little to impress her!
My son turned 6 in March. He ordered up an Angry Birds cake complete with “a king pig, a mustache pig, and a few birds”. He also wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing and a special chocolate surprise in the middle.
So I went to work on the fondant birds and pigs…I used an edible marker for their faces since I didn’t allow myself enough time to actually make faces. But the Birthday Boy was pretty please, especially with the “king pig”. He also thought the sling was pretty cool.
I made his special birthday cake which is chocolate and used my chocolate buttercream and iced the cake smooth. I tinted vanilla buttercream green for his birthday message.
And his special chocolate surprise? I put a layer of chocolate chips in the middle with the chocolate filling. He was happy when he took his first bite. The kid love his chocolate!
Overall, I was pretty happy with how it turned out. And my birthday boy was please, which was really what matters. Happy Birthday, Jacob!
What says Happy Valentine’s Day better than red velvet? I say red velvet cake pops shaped into hearts!
I had never shaped cake pops into anything other than a cupcake before and was interested in see how the coating would go. I used Wilton’s candy melts in red, pink, and dark chocolate to coat them and some I even used heart-shaped sprinkles.
I was pretty happy with the outcome.
My 8 year daughter’s drum teacher had a birthday (in October, *gasp*) and his wife wanted a drum set for his cake. My daughter was so excited because she had to tell me about each drum and what it does and where it’s placed. To say she was a tough critic is putting it lightly. The cake had to be perfect.
The cake part was pretty easy…white cake and white icing. They wanted the drums to be red since it’s the birthday boy’s favorite color. So I used red fondant to color the drums. I colored dowel rods with edible silver spray and used edible gold spray on white fondant for the cymbals and high hat.I rolled red fondant around two small dowel rods to make sticks. The only things that were missing according to my daughter were a china cymbal and a look-alike Peter who should have been sitting on a seat behind the drum set. Oh if only I would have had a couple of extra days and a few more pounds of fondant…I was pretty happy with the cake and it was a hit at the birthday party. I hear my daughter is thinking of a set of her own for her birthday!