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!


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

  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.

  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 :)

  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.

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


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