When my first baby turned one (over 6 years ago!) I just wanted to do something more than a sheet cake, so I cut out a number one for her cake. For some reason I have no photos of that primitive lovely first attempt at cake decorating. Since then I've tried (and sometimes failed) to make the type of cake my kids (and other family members) have requested for their birthdays.
I find cake decorating to be a creative outlet. I actually enjoy staying up late, music playing in the background, trying to get the vision in my head to come alive in cake form. Plus, the resulting piece of art tastes really yummy too! I am willing to admit that when I started decorating cakes I used cake mix (from a box!) to bake the cakes. Unfortunately I soon realized that the cake-mix cakes didn't have the consistency/texture I was looking for, and wouldn't stand up for bigger cakes. By no means do I consider myself an expert baker, but at the very least now I have a small collection of recipes that have been tried and tested - am seem to stand up in both taste and decorating ability.
For right now this page will be dedicated to the cake decorating/design and not so much to the baking (recipes), as those are by far less interesting to me.
So without further ado, in reverse chronological order, here are my cakes (or cupcakes) and the occasion for which they were made. Keep checking back to see more cakes and such as I post them.
|Angry Birds - for Levi's 3rd Birthday (full post here)|
|Webkinz - for Mikayla's 7th Birthday (full post here)|
|My Mom and Dad's 40th Wedding Anniversary Cake (full post here)|
|Fall - for my 33rd birthday (full post here)|
|Batman - for Gavin's 4th Birthday (full post here)|
|Cupcakes - for Gavin to take to school on his 4th Birthday|
|Mario - for Jackson's 9th Birthday (full post here)|
|Finn McMissile - for Levi's 2nd Birthday (full post here)|
|Monster High - for Mikayla's 6th Birthday (full post here)|
|Cake Pops for Jan, Purple and sprinkles for Mikayla|
|Pirate Baby - for Quintin's Baby Shower|
|Purple Cake Pops - meeting Brynnleigh for the first time|
|Spiderman - for Gavin's 3rd Birthday|
|Blue and Brown - for Tristan's Baby Shower|
|Zoo Animals - for Levi's 1st Birthday|
|Hello Kitty - for Mikayla's 5th Birthday|
|Simple - for Nan's 91st Birthday|
|Dump Truck - for Gavin's 2nd Birthday|
|Barbie - for Mikayla's 4th Birthday|
|Spiderman - for the hubby's 41st Birthday|
|Cookie Monster and Elmo - for Gavin's 1st Birthday|
|Shrek - for Mikayla's 3rd Birthday|