Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WFMW- Cake decorating

I wanted to share with you all the very beautiful and easy way to decorate your children's birthday cake for a fraction of the cost a professional cake decorator would charge!  We will start with Bo's birthday cake he wanted a bug cake.  I was a little overwhelmed at first and then I turned to the trusty computer and started searching.  I came up with a dirt hill and bugs on it.










This cake was really easy, I first made a 9x13 marble cake and iced it with chocolate frosting.  Then I took my Pampered Chef batter bowl and made another marble cake I placed it on top of the iced 9x13 cake to make a mound.  I then iced the round cake with chocolate frosting as well.  I took 3/4 of a bag of chocolate filled oreo's and 15 gram crackers and 15 chocolate wafer cookies and ground them down in the food processor to make "dirt".  I then patted the dirt onto the icing and put plastic bugs all over.

Now Daisy's cake was a little difficult.  She wanted a Barbie princess birthday cake...  I spent a really long time scanning the Internet in search of a cake and I combined several ideas and what I came up with is to take a 9 inch round cake and also the batter bowl for the dress.  I bought a 5 dollar barbie and after the stacked cakes had cooled I wrapped her legs in plastic wrap and stuck her down in the middle (I hollowed it first) leaving her top exposed.  I also put her hair in a plastic bag.  I then took fondant found at Walmart and dyed it purple with Wilton's food color.  I rolled and rolled until I had just the right amount and put her dress on.  I cut around the base of the cake stand and made a top with the remaining fondant, as well as a bow for the bake of her dress.  I then took cake decorating tips and made the back of the dress, and the decorations.  The polka dots are Wilton decorating dots for cakes.  The total decorating time not including baking was around 2 hours.  Daisy was very happy with her cake.







For more WFMW tips and ideas please go to Rocks in my Dryer.

14 comments:

Giovanna said...

My Lord! You are one mean baker!
You put me to shame!

marky said...

GREAT CAKES!!

P.S. He loves you... said...

Now those cakes are great but I think I'd rather just look at them...instead of eat them!
Especially the bug cake..eck!
The best one I've seen!
The doll cute is just to cute to eat!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

VERY cute. I am totally impressed!
Hmmmm....now I have an idea for my son's 4th birthday! Thanks ;O)

Amy said...

You and Stacy make me look so bad!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Super cute cake! I made all my kids first and second year birthday cakes (all 5 of them!) but none of mine were as fancy as yours. The barbie cake is so cute! I may just have to reference this entry at some point since one of my five is a girl and I'm sure the day will come that barbie is the thing! Great job!

Gotta GROW with it said...

that's it...you are for sure mommy of the year in my book now! i can't believe you did this. incredible! and the dirt cake....now what boy wouldn't think that was awesome!?

Gotta GROW with it said...

that's it...you are for sure mommy of the year in my book now! i can't believe you did this. incredible! and the dirt cake....now what boy wouldn't think that was awesome!?

The Momster said...

Oh that Barbie cake is adorable! And the dirt cake, what a great idea!!!!

Twice Blessed said...

The bug cake was delic! I didn't eat the Barbie cake..to pretty to eat. Had fun at the party... Reese and Tate had fun at the party too.

kristine said...

too cute! u have to teach me =)

Billie said...

Wow! Those are awesome cakes.I want to try out the barbie cake. Maybe this winter in a snow storm I can try it. Thanks for letting me know you can get the Fondant at Walmart - I had no idea where to even start looking for it.

Kerri said...

I love them both. You did a great job, and the bug hill cake is so creative.

You might like to see my son's cake from a couple of years ago.

Becky said...

Very nice!

Not feeling the bug cake, eeeewwww.

But the Barbie doll cake is absolutely mah-vu-lus! :)

Will you be my mom?
LOL

The Maid