My daughter absolutely loves cake decorating shows. I don't watch a ton of TV but we do enjoy sitting down together and looking at some of the really cool cakes that are made on those shows. Last year for her birthday I splurged and bought a fancy cake from a local baker. The cake set me back quite bit but it was worth it when I saw her face, she was so excited
This year I want her to have the same experience but I don't want to spent the same amount of money. I've decided to try my hand at decorating her cake. Unlike my friend Annie (who made that wonderful water park cake), I don't typically make my kids birthday cakes. However, I'm a capable woman so I decided to give it a go this year.
The first thing I did was go to the Wilton cake decorating site to get some ideas. This is the cake that I've decided to make:
The cake is listed as somewhat easy to make and the reviews are all positive. I will need to spend some money on fondant and molds but since these are pretty basic I should be able to use it in the future.
My plan is to make two different flavors for the different layers and use her favorite colors instead of the colors in the picture. I'm taking the day off before her family party so I'll have all day to get it done without her being around.
I'll be sharing step by step how I did it once I completed it. I'm very excited! I'm really looking forward to the cake and have all kinds of ideas for future cakes.
Guess what else - I found out yesterday that we were selected to host one of the Just Dance 3 parties through House Party. We're going to use the house party as a birthday party, my daughter is very excited. Between the cake and the Just Dance, this will be a birthday to remember :)
What kind of cakes do you make? Feel free to share a link to any of your cake posts in comments.
I'll be linking this up over at We are THAT Family and A Bowl Full of Lemons