Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday Fun

Tomorrow is my birthday! Yippee! So I wanted to make a cake to celebrate. My hubby was a little confused by this concept, but hey...I enjoy it and it's my birthday so I pick what I want right? :) There's no point in him making me a cake since I love doing it so much.

I REALLY, REALLY wanted to do a wedding cake, but given my resources, young children and the fact my son cut 3 molars in 4 weeks...I had to let it go.

So I opted to do a tiered cake.
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These designs I tried for fun.
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I did one design---took a pic--- and then did another, took a pic and finally finished with something wedding-esque.
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Overall my technique is lacking and I've got a LONG, LONG way to go before I can make a tiered cake that is both well designed and technically proficient; but I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with it.

PURPLE! It's my favorite color so this was especially exciting...hehe.

I really like the final one, but I think I would have just hearts on the top made out of gumpaste. I didn't actually have gumpaste so they are fondant...and I didn't decide to do this design until last minute which meant they weren't dry so I had to prop them up with some ribbon roses. I think if it was a wedding cake I would have done them in gumpaste, let them dry and had them bigger.

Nothing like a little cake experimenting to make for a happy birthday! :O)

Blessings!

8 comments:

  1. Looks great evie! What kind of cake was it? I have been thinking about you a lot this week, so we should catch up some time soon.

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  2. Thanks! It is chocolate cake with buttercream filling and marshmallow fondant. The top layer is chocolate with chocolate fudge (the kind on ice cream sundaes)with marshmallow fondant. It's all decorated using fondant.

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  3. those are all beautiful! So simple, yet perfect.
    I always make my birthday cakes too, and nobody ever understands it! haha.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    -Mini Baker :)

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  4. I like your cake a lot, very cute. I also made my own birthday cake, my husband doesn't get it and thinks it is crazy, but who care, the cake is for my personal satisfaction and I get to do what ever I want.

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  5. I love it! Very cute and Happy BIRTHDAY!!

    Raychel - MyCreativeWay.blogspot.com

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  6. That is cute! I love how simple/chic it is.. and Happy Birthday!!

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  7. Hope you had a very special birthday!

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