Sunday, September 27, 2009

October Birthdays

So my Emma's 4th birthday is coming up here in almost 3 weeks, and we have decided that we'll be doing a Hello Kitty theme. Although she doesn't really have much for Hello Kitty stuff, she does have a love for all things pink and girly. And what is better than Hello Kitty for a girl like that?!?

I have scoured the internet looking for pictures to go by, and have found quite a few that both Emma and I like, and I have also found pictures to make a kitty head to match hers... I also saw quite a few cakes on there that did NOT look anything like Hello Kitty, so we'll see/hope that I don't end up falling into that category.
So here is what I have found so far for inspiration, I think I may just end up going with one of the square cakes. For some reason the square cakes catch my eye more than the round ones... or maybe I'll just have to take inspiration from one of the cakes and use one of my fancy new flower shaped pans.... oh the possibilities!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Wedding Cake is Finished!!!

So all went well, I didn't dump the cake on the ground, I still want to make cakes, and I think it turned out pretty good for this being my first cake this size. We did have issues with the top layer, and I think if I don't see Carrot cake again for a while, it will be just fine. Between not having a 4 inch square cake pan (and not being able to find one at all in the Des Moines area) we had difficult time getting the cake crumb coated and ready to be covered in fondant. After getting some advice from a chef that the bride knew, we took one last try at it, and what do ya know... it worked!!! I guess the third time making that layer was the charm... good thing it was the top layer! Thank you for your advice Levi! And thank you to everyone who tried like hell to find me a cake pan!

And a HUGE thank you to my sister, Mollie, who not only helped me make all the cakes and get it put together, but for staying up with me and making me laugh until 5 AM the day of the wedding, helping me wrangle kids, and keeping me sane during this process. I love you girl!

And last but not least, Congratulations to Kelsey and Niki, I love ya both, and I hope that this cake was everything you hoped for!