For instance, there's Camden. I did a baby shower cake, a first birthday cake and now a second birthday cake! [cough..cough...there's a third coming up soon Mom!] I love that I can be a part of the lives of these kiddos in such a special way.
As any kid does, this little guy has all sorts of favorites depending on the week, but this particular week, his favorite was Cars. And I LOVE Cars, especially all those Arizona scenes in the movies. So when Melinda mentioned wanting a Cars theme, I BEGGED (no joke) to do Mater.
"Ain't no need to watch where I'm goin'; just need to know where I've been."
You see, I have this wish list of cakes that I want to do:
- sparkly pink princess castle (still haven't talked Melinda into this one!)
- dinosaur volcano
First step: carving the cake!I printed out a picture of Mater at the size I wanted and just sort of went to town on it.
Step 2: decorate (we'll get to the finished photos here in a bit)
Step 3: transport the cake!
And the final product:
I was super happy with how this cake turned out! AND I covered that whole thing with a single sheet of fondant. That's skillz, I tell ya. Then the details were hand-painted on. Including a little personalization for the birthday boy.
Step 4: Eat it! I'm getting better at this processes, plus I always make Melinda do all the cutting anyway. I can't do it myself.
The aftermath: You know I love this part, but tell me the last show doesn't look awesome! That's FIVE layers of beautiful, flat layers!
Cake is my awesome chocolate, peanut butter filling, chocolate ganache frosting.