Every time I make a cake, even a relatively small one, there are always leftovers. There are the trimmings from leveling the layers, there is extra frosting and then there is just plain leftover cake. No matter how delicious, moist and wonderful a cake is after a while it gets old. Maybe you’re just getting tired of having the same thing or maybe it is actually getting a bit stale. Either way, it is the perfect excuse to reincarnate your cake in the form of cake pops.
I think I am still recovering from the Little Prince’s birthday celebration – or more accurately, from the preparations for the celebration – but I wanted to share a few shots of the completed cake. (If you’d like more detail on the recipes used and early preparation take a peek at the test run from last week)
There were several times during the baking, trimming, shaping, building, frosting and decorating of this cake that I felt overwhelmed and certain that I had bitten off so much more than I could chew. The Little Prince’s excitement and Prince Charming’s support ensured that I persevered and completed the cake. Read more…
We are celebrating the Little Prince’s second birthday this week (or as he so charmingly states “‘Appy birfy-day now peez!”) which means a busy time of gift buying and wrapping, party planning and prepping and, of course, cake baking.
Last year I took the plunge and created my very first solo birthday cake. As I mentioned at the time, it was a whole lot of (very rewarding) work so I approached this year’s cake with a mixture of excitement, trepidation and determination. The Little Prince and I talked it over and we settled on a “bump-truck” cake. I could have chosen to go with a simple sheet cake with a picture of a dump truck on it, but I decided to get a little more ambitious…(here’s where that determination, and some of the trepidation come in).
I mentioned in one of my TWD posts that I had made a special cake for “the Little Prince’s” first birthday celebration and promised pictures. It is now a couple weeks after the fact, but I am very proud of my very first birthday cake effort so I still wanted to share.
I actually had some difficulty deciding what I wanted to do for his cake, it’s not like a one year old can tell you exactly what he wants his cake to look like. After a fair amount of pondering I came up with a plan. It’s possible that I may have gone a tad bit over board, I know he won’t remember his first birthday cake, but I wanted to do something special and I will always have the pictures to show him.