Saturday, August 09, 2008

The Cake is Done!

I finished making Charlotte's cakes this morning. Yes, you read that right - cakes! (See Practice Cake #1 and #2)

I decided to make the "adult" cake and a then a separate cake for her to play with on her own.

First, here is Charlotte Moon's "Moon" Cake. It is my first attempt at cake carving and I think it turned out pretty neat. I can't wait to see what she does with it!


And here is the adult cake. It has 2 layers of chocolate cake and 1 layer yellow cake. The filling is vanilla frosting and cherry preserves. You can't tell it from this picture, but the cake is leaning towards the back slightly. When I put the preserves on, it made the top layers of the cake slide around. If I were to do it again, I would use a thicker filling.

In the end I decided against the fondant. It was a lot of work and I didn't think the end result was worth it. Plus, I wasn't sure how busy I would be this morning and didn't want to make extra stress on myself in case the morning got away from me.

I saved over a thousand dollars on this cake. If I had ordered it from Ace of Cakes, I would have had to fly to Charm City to pick it up!

5 comments:

  1. What kind of cake did you make for Charlotte? Be sure to get her on video eating!!

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  2. Very cute!

    I think those are the same flowers on her cake as I used on Esme's #1 cake. I love how they look elegant without being a lot of work.

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  3. What an adorable theme, you did a great job on the cakes!

    We did our girls 1st birthdays with their own cakes as well. I was a big cheat though & got those little round cakes from the grocery store that they gave for free on 1st bdays :)

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  4. Hello, this is Michelle from the playgroup...cute pics, we had our parties the same day...our theme was a ladybug pool party...I will posting pics to my myspace in the next couple of days if you want to take a look...I also did the adult cake and her own smash cake.

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  5. I love, love, love the "moon" cake! I might have to make it just for fun. GREAT JOB!

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