This past weekend was extremely busy in my kitchen.
We celebrate THREE birthdays at once, my eldest daughter, her boyfriend and my nephew.
I thought about making one cake with something to represent all three, but my daughter had her heart set on her own cake.. and it had to be pink~!
So that left me in the kitchen baking cakes the days before, and two straight days of cake decorating.
This is what I came up with ~ three SMALL personal sized cakes.
You’ll have to forgive the lack of instructions and during pictures, but as you can appreciate, time wasn’t exactly on my side.
My nephew is a HUGE football fan and like any fan, he has his favorite team, so I thought I’d go with that.
Of course we needed a creative base to put the helmet on. Just a regular square cake board covered in green fondant and white fondant.
I will tell you that I made an 8” round pan cake and then put the majority of the batter in a Pyrex bowl and baked it in that. This actually helped me get the round shape and allowed for much less wastage and carving.
This is my handsome nephew with his football cake.
Michael is and Insurance man by day and a race car driver by night. This year he will be driving a 1933 Willys Coupe..AWESOME car!
So … The adventure seeker in me thought.. why not?
This cake started off in 2 different size loaf pans. (cakes are frozen here)
And the base was on a glass cutting board covered with black fondant to look like an oil slick or tar.
It turned out kind of cartoony…I liked it.
And here is Michael just after the sparkler went out. By the way, Michael refused to actually cut the cake…haha!
My Jessica has become a bit of a Wii fanatic, so this was perfect for her. A replica of her hot pink Wii Controller complete with little Mii’s of all of us who play.
The easiest shape of the cakes, very simple 2 layered carrot cake, crumb coated and covered with fondant. The strap was also made of rolled fondant, very thin and textured with the ties of my apron..(just for effect) The Mii’s also all fondant and food coloring pens.
I have to show you how these Mii’s actually look when we are playing the game. I think they’re hilarious.
And here is Jess… thrilled with her cake (and dying to press “A”)
Well there ya have it. I’m EXHAUSTED. But I have to tell you what I thrill I get seeing their faces.
It is sooooo worth the work!
Happy Birthday kidlets. I love you all!