crossing off #32

what a whoot!

With L’s birthday party over, I can officially cross off #32: make a birthday cake.

So what did I learn in my first cake making event ever?

  1. Making a test cake is a good idea. I only tested the cake batter and the buttercream icing. I left the cake filling and fondant up to chance.
  2. Fondant is much easier to work with than I thought. It was like playing with play-doh.
  3. Buttercream, not so much. As you can see, I couldn’t get the icing to be smooth as it normally should. Perhaps if I had the proper tools it might be easier. All I had on hand was a rubber spatula and a spoon.
  4. 2 boxes of jello pudding makes a lot of pudding! I used the pudding as the filling between the layers. So yummy and so easy! This idea was hubby’s contribution.
  5. Cake making is a lot of fun. I love the end product. But it’s a lot of work. I kid you not. In total including the test run, I probably spent 10 hours making this cake.

All worth it for my baby’s fantastic birthday smile!

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5 thoughts on “crossing off #32

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  2. I’ve always been scared of fondant….You give me inspiration. I’ve always been a buttercream kind of gal. I’ve heard if you put the cake in the refrigerator for a bit, it makes frosting easier to spread.

  3. Oh my flora, this cake is gorgeous and soo adorable!! Yipeee to crossing off #32!! Wishing you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..thank you for all the blessings you have given me this year. Love to you!

  4. The whole creation is adorable, so need to worry about less than stellar buttercream. Frankly, I can’t tell from here. It just looks cute and yummy.

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