Friday, November 27, 2009

Piece of cake

Today we celebrated my son's first birthday. I wanted to share the cake that my husband and I made. 

I have never baked anything more than a box of brownies, so I was a little intimidated about making a "cool" cake, but I'm never one to shy away from a creative challenge.

He LOVES Baby Einstein, and this catepillar comes across the screen at the beginning of each DVD.  My little guy gets SO excited, so I knew that's what we had to do for a cake.




The cake was made out of a sports ball pan.  I used the halves instead of making the full ball, and the covered it in store bought fondant that we colored with food coloring.  A LOT easier than I thought it would be!





The antennae are dum dums covered in fondant.



finishing touches:



Taste Test:



I think he approved:



He wouldn't stop eating it!  Daddy got a little scared that he would get sick so we finally tore him away from the cake.  I will absolutely be making more cakes in the future.  This was a lot of fun!


10 comments:

  1. What an adorable baby! And cute cake! Good job on your first cake! Have a blessed night.

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  2. you did an amazing job on that cake! It doesn't look like it was easy to make at all! and your little guy is adorable:)

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  3. Well done mom and dad :-) Definitely looks like your baby boy LOVED every mouth full. Too sweet for words.

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  4. Wait, you can buy fondant?!?!?! I've been making my kids' cakes every year, and never knew you could buy fondant. That will totally up my beautifying ability! Thanks. :)

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  5. Great job for a first try. . .yea!!! These are the best memories. . .

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  6. That is adorable! How cute he is eating it, too! I would be a bit intimidated by this too, as I'm not much of a baker, but you did a great job.

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  7. What a great job on your first cake! It's adorable! You'll have to stop by my blog tomorrow and see the easy cake I did for my son's birthday! (The post will come tomorrow morning.) It turned out really cute too, if I do say so myself.

    I hope you don't mind I've already added you to my blogroll! I love some of your ideas and bookmarked a few too! ;o) Great blog!

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  8. Oh my, you did an awesome job! Your son is so adorable :) I've always been apprehensive to work with fondant but maybe I'll give it a try :)

    Enjoy your weekend! Great blog, by the way!
    ~Michelle :)

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  9. Submit a photo for the Dum Dums contest at www.lifeofdumdums.com for a chance to win $2500 & other neat prizes!

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