Halve Some Cherries

Again, I was denied my fun and my cake skills as BG requested a super simple box mix with store bought icing cake with no theme. No fun for me, but it was her birthday and is what she wanted, so it is what she got.

The upside is that I didn’t have to spend days working on it like I usually do when I’ve been given a challenge. I pretty much had this one baked and decorated in an evening. It has been a while since I’ve done one this simple. I will use box mixes, but almost never use anything other than homemade icing unless it is for my cream cheese cupcakes, so doing this one was really strange for me.

Cherry Chip Cake
Cherry Chip Cake

Cherry chip cake with cherry icing. It was stupidly sweet, but she was thrilled and that is all that mattered.

The older they get, the less fun they allow me to have. I think I’m just going to say screw it and come up with a cake idea I like and just make it for the hell of it just so I can play.

Cherry Chip Cake - Lit
Cherry Chip Cake – Lit – Photo credit goes to MC as I was doing the lighting.

 

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

This is a repost from a while ago, but since this is what I’m working on today, I thought I would share it again. Thanks to a bet Hubby made (and lost) with a co-worker, I’m in kitchen mode. Not that I’m complaining. I get to eat the goodies as well.

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Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cake Day

I’d like to say that I have no clue what went wrong, but in most cases that just isn’t true with this project.  There are a couple that I’m really not sure about, but the others, I really do know what I did wrong.  This whole project ended up being kind of a disaster the minute I started putting all the pieces together.  It is kind of embarrassing how badly this turned out.  I’m not even entirely sure where to start there were so many problems. Continue reading “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cake Day”

Let the Cake Marathon Begin

Since timing and events aren’t working out this year, we have to push BG’s birthday celebration with family to later in the week instead of doing it all on the day.  We will still do birthday stuff with her on her birthday, so that means 2x the cake.  She requested cupcakes for on the day and the big, decorated cake for the family event.  Continue reading “Let the Cake Marathon Begin”

Brainstorming: BGs Birthday Cake Concept 2016

BG, ie Baby Girl, gave me her initial theme or idea for her birthday cake this year so I’m now beginning my brainstorming mode.  Thankfully I have around a month to come up with a complete concept that I have to actually turn into reality.  Continue reading “Brainstorming: BGs Birthday Cake Concept 2016”

Past Cake Projects

I’m getting ready to head into what I consider cake season as all of my kids birthdays fall over the next couple of months.  Sadly, the two oldest no longer want a “cool” cake that I can get really creative with, so I may end up only actually doing my daughter’s cake, which she never fails to push me to top the previous year. Continue reading “Past Cake Projects”

Change of Pace: Here’s Some Cake

One of my (many) hobbies is making cakes.  Usually I only ever do these for my kids or other close family members.  This year for my daughter’s birthday, I wanted to try and mimic her ballet costume.  Since we hadn’t gotten the costume yet, I had to enlist the help of her teacher to get hints of what it was going to look like.  When it was all finished and I showed the teacher the finished product, she fell in love and asked me to make one for her daughter’s birthday that fell just a few weeks after the recital.  Since I really had fun on the first one doing it off of only fabric swatches, a simple drawing and a lot of guesswork, I thought it would be even more fun to try and get even closer.

Ballet Cake 2015 Ballet Cake 2015 Ballet Cake 2015 - Side by Side

 

I was right. It was fun. Huge challenge, but totally worth it.  This project sadly took quite a bit of time away from reading, but I’ll be back to writing reviews soon.