Tag Archive | Birthday

A Cake ready to Party!

As part of a large family, I’m the oldest of six, I’m lucky to have a lot of nieces and nephews and over the years have been asked to make a lot of different cakes for them.  Some have turned out a lot better than others, but they’re always fun.  I have one niece in particular who pretty much asks for a different cake every year.  She’s had princess cakes, treasure chests, dragons…I never know what to expect.  This year I got the call that she wanted a white cake with a disco ball on the top.  I was a little surprised, but figured the hardest part would be finding a disco ball…cause I love her but I didn’t have time to figure out how to make a disco ball out of candy, nor could I think of anything that would really give us that mirror quality, not even poured sugar.  The ball ended up being easy, as I found Christmas ornaments at WalMart and one was a beautiful blue mirror ball.  :)

So all in all the cake came together quickly.  I made my Cheater Chocolate cake in two rounds with a cookies and cream filling, white icing with sprinkles and a disco ball topping.  I think it turned out well and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for next year.

cheater chocolate cake

Blast from the Past – Spider Cake

It is well known that I have a complete lurve hate relationship with my camera.  It’s a nice little thing considering what I paid for it, and in general it shoots pretty good pictures.  Not amazing pictures, mind you, though I suspect about half of that is camera and half of that is the operator needing to learn more about food picture composition…but I digress.  Anyway, I was recently downloading pictures when the memory card came loose, revealing an onboard memory which held about ten photos!  These were photos from last October which I thought were lost and gone forever dreadful dorry Clemintine…  however, they are not lost and gone, but present and even accounted for.

The first set I’ll share today is the birthday cake Bunneh made for me last year.  The cake itself is pretty basic carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but I love the decorating, particularly as it’s classical ‘engineering art’ from my engineering guy.

Here you go!