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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Birthday Cakes {Finished Friday} come link up your projects, too!

This past Tuesday we celebrated two birthdays. Emahry and her cousin turned 5 earlier this month and we were finally able to get most of the family together for a party.

It was my job to make the cakes and I think they turned out pretty nicely (for a novice cake decorator).

I should have taken photos at home, in better light, but I was running around trying to get all the last minute stuff together, so this is the best I have :)

Emahry's cake was completely homemade. It was two layers, one strawberry and the other flavored with key lime juice, loosely based on this recipe. It was covered with homemade white chocolate butter cream frosting. Let me just say this frosting is delicious! (I used healthier, homemade powdered sucanat.) The little butterfly is from Hobby Lobby.

The birthday boy wanted a Captain America cake, so I decided to stick with pure white (store bought) frosting. I also opted for a squeezable bag of pre-colored shimmery red and blue frosting, since I know how impossible it is to make red frosting with regular food coloring. Let's just say that my fingers were stained all afternoon.

I think the birthday boy and birthday girl liked them!

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Blogger Kristin said...

I'm a cake snob. I just can't do box mixes anymore. I always make cakes from scratch. For Ben's 3rd birthday last October, we had a small family party and he decided the day before the party that he wanted a football cake. It was actually pretty easy, but there were a few stressful moments. :-)

When Gavin turned 9 in December, he wanted a baseball cake which I thought would be easier since I could use a round cake, but ended up being more difficult because the "laces" had to go down the sides of the cake. He thought it was great, though!

May 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

I've done something different every year. This year I'm in the throes of house updating and packing, so I just ordered cakes from the grocery store bakery. But, I DID use a Lego mold to make some "Lego guys" out of white candy coating I dyed red, yellow & blue to match the cakes. :)

May 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger mnoble said...

I have attempted a number of cakes since my almost 16yo turned 2, plus for the other 2. The treasure chest was supposed to be open. Um...yeah, it ended up mostly closed with a few treasures hanging out of the "opening." I tried multiple ways to keep it open to no avail.

May 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

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