Wednesday, March 11, 2009

There Will Be Cake

Right now I am making a list ... a list for a two year-old's birthday party. I can't help but feel a little choked up at the thought that my baby is going to be two - the defining age where my baby no longer is a baby.

I am thinking I will do cupcakes this year. Disney Cars cupcakes! Last year I made quite a fancy cake, a dome shaped cake that looked like Mickey Mouse. It was a three layer cake made in both round cake pans and a stainless steel mixing bowl to acheive that dome shape. The ears were cardboard, covered in foil and frosted in black.

I designed this cake myself and I think it turned out pretty well. Hint: if you plan to make black frosting, start with chocolate frosting as a base! You will use a lot of black food coloring.
This year I think I will go easy on myself and do something simple as I have a habit to bite off more than I can chew (pun intended). Cupcakes with be much easier and kids and adults LOVE them! I'll be sure to post photos after the big day.


Zil said...

That Mickey Mouse cake was spectacular! It seemed destructive to eat it! I

Kelly said...

I agree it did seem destructive to eat it. That's why I had T cut the cake, I couldn't bear to do it myself after all that hard work!

PeePaw said...

I wish I could be there for J's party! Tell him I Love him!

Yes, the MM cake was spectacular! I am sure the CARS cupcakes will be too!