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Ballerina Birthday

Last year I made Valencia the Ladybug Cake for her 2nd birthday.  So, I was delighted when I was asked to make her cake again.

This two tiered cake is so adorable, if I do say so myself.  The bottom is 10" with the Perfect Chocolate cake and peanut butter icing for the filling.  The top is 8" with Cookies and Cream.

Oh how I love to do a girly girl cake!  
Now the picture that I was given to go by had a lovely ballerina on top. I'm still not a fan of putting a lot of time and effort into making something like that only to be eaten or tossed.  Not to mention trying to charge for that time and effort!  Instead, I pulled out my cricut machine and used the Twinkle Toes cartridge to make the three paper dolls.  Originally I was only going to do one but that looked bare.  So, I added two back ups.  Besides, what kid doesn't like having something play with off of their cake?  Also, because I'm a Virgo (I like saying that instead of saying because of my Type A tendencies…

Mickey Mouse is in the House

My friends really like to push me out of my comfort zone and I am really glad I tried this one, mostly because it worked out, surprisingly.  Albena asked me to make a cake for her nephew's birthday.  She sent me a picture of what she wanted.  I was not very enthused to make Mickey Mouse ears simply because I had no idea how to go about it.

I went into the Bulk Barn on Thursday to buy some cake boards and boxes and remembered the Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set.  It would work perfectly to make Mickey's head.  That was half the problem solved.  Now, the ears.  I just bit the bullet cut out four 3" circles and sandwiched two toothpicks between each pair and left them to dry out over night.  I did trim a bit off the bottom first so that when I stuck the ears in there wouldn't be a gap.

Both Mickey's head and the bottom tier are cookies and cream.  I used one half of the pan set which is roughly the same size as a 6" cake.  I love shape pan but it's quite deep and…

Angry Birds Cake, Andrew

This cake is pretty much a replica of the one I did back in May for Logan.  Of course the name age are different.  I also was not finishing this cake at 2 o'clock in the morning so I did a better job on doing the black outlining.  I ended up smudging it on the beak which is why this Angry Bird ended up with nostrils!

The cake was a six layer rainbow vanilla cake like Miss E's Rainbow Dash cake I made a few years ago.

Minion Golfer Cake

On our way home from a very relaxing week at a friend's cottage up north we stopped at a Wal-Mart in search of board games.  We didn't find anything exciting but we did find some minion figurines from Despicable Me 2.  Miss E saw the golfer minion and thought that we should get it for Poppa.  I thought that it would make a perfect topper for his birthday cake.

For my dad I made the Perfect Chocolate Cake, of course!  This is a two layer 8 inch version.  I just added the green and the water with some fondant then with the grass tip added the green buttercream.  The birthday boy was happy.  :)

Pretty in Pink Cake

I seriously love making these flowers and I love how they look.  So, if I'm forced to cover the Perfect Chocolate Cake with fondant it's going to be pretty and blinged out.  As much as it pains me to cover the chocolate icing in fondant, fondant sticks to it remarkably well.

My coworker asked me to put Happy Birthday Nessy on the cake and we had a long conversation over choosing to spell a name with a Y versus IE.  Even when I was writing out Happy Birthday I was thinking to myself, "every word ends in Y".  Easy enough.  Ha!  Right up until I delivered the cake I hadn't realised that I spelled it incorrectly.  The bonus of putting the caption on the cake board versus the cake is that you can rip it off!  Though she did say her sister would probably prefer my spelling of her nick name.