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!


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

  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:)

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

  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. :)

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

  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.

  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!

  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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