Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Birthday Cake and such

The Birthday Girl!

So, Hannah's actual birthday was on Monday the 22nd... even though I've been posting about it for a few days.

Monday also happen to be Brooke's show and tell day at the Birthday Girl was Brooke's show-and-tell... which was cute. She stayed pretty close to Brooke and played shy, but did NOT want to leave when it was time to go.

Can you find Hannah in this picture?:

I spent all afternoon working on this cake...
This is what my kitchen looked like while I was working with four different colors of fondant and two different colors of buttercream. I'm a messy cook!
It was a new experience for me because it was my first time working with fondant, which I made from scratch. The red house part is made out of cake that I baked in the small pampered chef batter bowl. The yellow shoe is two cupcakes that I carved and pieced together. The leg is 1/2 a hoho. The Mickey Head is a styrofoam ball with fondant ears. I think, all things considered, it went alright. Not perfectly smooth... probably for my first time I should have tried to work fondant onto something simple like a sheetcake, but instead I made this Mickey House. Anyways, I loved how the grass made it all come together and I was pleased.
We had Grandma and Grandpa over for pizza and cake and it was a fun evening. Happy Birthday Hannah!

1 comment:

Marcy said...

I love that cake. I am so impressed that you made your own homemade fondant. I need to make a trip and spend a week in your kitchen! Great series of posts for the birthday girl.