Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cake Weekend

Let me just begin my telling you that I used no less than 10 pounds of powdered sugar this weekend. TEN POUNDS, People. Do your teeth hurt yet? Mine do, just thinking about it.

First up was my BabyGirl's birthday party. It was a small party. Well, small in the sense that it was just family, really, but our family isn't small. So it was a medium sized party, I guess. The cake, however, was more large party sized. It took me the better part of 2 days and about a bazillion steps.

A little extra something on the 5th cake ball:
And it all comes out to be this:

It was a success. Looked good, tasted good. No time to rest. On to the next project: Another Mario Cake.

I'm getting pretty good at these Mario cakes, if I do say so myself. This was my third one. Curly's friend "C" was having a Mario party and his mom is an AMAZING artist, so we worked out a trade. She's going to paint a growth chart for me and I would make the birthday boy a Mario cake.

About halfway through I got nervous that I wouldn't have enough cake for all the guests, so I made up some cupcakes too.

And the final product:

Please notice the caterpillar body part remains in the background. Hee-hee.

We are all caked out around here. Many thanks to my wonderful Husband for not only doing EVERYTHING else while I make these elaborate cakes, but for supporting and encouraging my craziness while I'm making them.

Next weekend I am going to visit a friend who makes the most astounding cakes and she is going to teach me some of her tricks of the trade. I hope some of her creativity and skill rub off on me. But until then, I don't even want to think about cake.


  1. The caterpillar cake is a great idea! I'd never be able to do something like that. Good job!

  2. I wish we lived closer so I could trade you something for an awesome cake!!