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.
These designs I tried for fun.
I did one design---took a pic--- and then did another, took a pic and finally finished with something wedding-esque.
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)



  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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

    Raychel -

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

  7. Hope you had a very special birthday!