Monday, August 31, 2009

Surprise!!! {John Deere Tractor Cake}

Okay, I know I've made tractor cakes before, but let me tell you why this was sooo HARD!! This cake was for a joint 60th surprise party for my parents... how do you make a surprise cake for someone using their very own kitchen???? Well, fortunately, my nephew Jackson has the same affinity for John Deere tractors as my Dad, and he also has a birthday coming up this week. So under the guise of an early celebration for Jackson, I made a tractor cake which in this case would be equally as loved by both Jackson AND my Dad. So as not to give away the surprise, I made all the "mom & dad" specific details at home, and carried them with us on the plane. With a little bit of distraction, I was able to place the last few details (that would have been surprise spoilers) on at the very end without giving it away!!

And here's a pic of my parents, holding their "mini-me's" -- isn't the resemblance uncanny ;) haha

Friday, August 21, 2009

Baby Blues {Blue Dot Cake}

What's better at a birthday party than watching a sweet little baby dig into his or her very own cake!? Anderson's mom ordered a mini version of the big birthday cake just for him to enjoy. A sweet cake of blue polka dots for his first birthday this weekend! Both cakes were covered in vanilla buttercream with fondant accents.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hello Kitty! {3D Pink Hello Kitty Cake}

Okay, I know I've said this before... but this is BY FAR my favorite cake I've made. I was literally squealing in the kitchen while I was "accessorizing" our favorite kitty friend. My baby girl ADORES Hello Kitty, so thankfully I had lots of inspiration around the house... I hope she doesn't get too upset when we cut it up to eat on Saturday!!! Happy Birthday sweet Hannah!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The long awaited cake...

... yes folks, the process has started for Hannah's birthday cake. Her choice - a 3 dimensional Hello Kitty! Not that big a deal one might think... however, ponder said kitty... her head is WAY bigger than her body! I feel like I need to consult a structural engineer on this one... how do you make a larger cake balance nicely on top of a smaller cake!?!? I have some ideas to make it work, but the good thing is I feel like my 3 year old audience will be thrilled with anything as long as it's covered in frosting. Picture to follow in a week or so!! Fingers crossed :)