Monday, July 19, 2010

Dad's Birthday

My dad is ever the partier, so I decided to attempt a glass of beer for his birthday cake! I made 4, 6 inch hexagon shaped vanilla cakes, stacked them with a layer of OREO cream filling and frosted with vanilla buttercream. it turned out pretty good, but the handle I made out of fondant was a little heavy so I had to make a support to help it stay in the time I will use a better strategy for that! :)

After the cakes were done, I made some cupcakes with the leftover batter and made some fondant pretzels to go on top of them, as well as made the fondant pretzels to spell "dad".

I like how it turned out - and my dad inhaled his piece of cake in about a minute, so it must have been really good! :) After my brothers seen how much my dad loved the cake, they decided to help feed him a little more! :)

With the left over cake tops and OREO filling, I made a trifle. It had more of a whipped cream base so it was nice and light! Yummy!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baseball Birthday

My son's 15th birthday was this past weekend! He wanted baseball themed cake. We had about 30 people coming over, so I wanted to do cupcakes, but Bowe really wanted cake...vanilla cake...with vanilla cream filling...I know, boring! So I decided to do some vanilla with vanilla cream filling, some chocolate with Oreo cream filling and the last was just vanilla with no filling. Something for everyone! I like the idea of cupcakes if there is a lot of people, it is just so much easier to dish out! Anyway, I went with a baseball bat shaped cake, a baseball mitt cake, and baseball cupcakes. Here is how they turned out! Everyone loved them and there was something for every taste! :) And most of all...Bowe loved it!