November 6, 2010

Birthday Cake

So once again I made some fondant (I talk about the how to on THIS POST).  My daughter requested a "pink and purple with stripes and dots" cake for her birthday.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  The "6" is out of gumpaste, so it is dried and that's why it will stand up by itself (there's a toothpick in it that's sticking into the cake).  The wafer cookies are for a few girls at the parties with various cake-related food allergies - they're in a bowl that the cake stand is setting it.

Has anyone heard of the Lakeside Collection - it's a catalog of cheap stuff - cheap in price, and in quality.  I ordered this set of mini-cake pans from them.  I think layered cakes look so neat, but they take 2-3 cake mixes, and that's a lot of cake to have sitting around.  These pans, 2 stacks of 3 (one of my littlest ones didn't come out of the pan right), only take 1 cake mix total.  The perfect size - most kids really don't eat a lot of cake.  You can see how small the cake was compared to my 6 year old - and there was still some left over from her party of 12 friends.  I'll be using those pans again for sure!
If you haven't tried fondant yet, give it a whirl - I think it's fun to create with, and it makes you look like you know what you're doing...(I just roll up a bunch of balls and put them on the seams where things weren't lining up - it hides all the flaws)


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

8 Fabulous Comments:

your cake looks great! I have not tried fondant kinda scares me! I am not much of a cake decorator to begin with.

I love that cake! It reminds me of Alice and Wonderland or something...Kind of topsy turvy. Very Fabulous!

So adorable!! I love the design! I am going to try fondant for my birthday cake this year.

So glad I popped by from C.R.A.F.T!

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Gorgeous cake! And such a happy little birthday girl.

Erika B

what a great cake! i love the bright colors. definitely fit for a princess

that cake is way too cute! nice job.

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