Tuesday, April 01, 2008

First Birthday

Yes, I realize it's been well over a month since I've posted here. This poor blog has been very neglected. But honestly, I just haven't done much in the way of creating lately. I've just been quite busy around here and haven't made much time for crafting. Hopefully now that I seem to be getting back to my routines, I'll have more time and will be able to give this blog a bit more attention.

For today, this isn't paper crafting, but it's the latest thing I've accomplished. My friend's little girl turned one last week and had her first birthday party on Sunday. She asked me to do the cake, and I gladly did.

First, here is the invitation she sent out:

She wanted the cake to reflect the invitation. This is what I came up with:

This was only my second time ever working with fondant. And the first time was years ago on a plain round cake. I HATE the taste of fondant. However, I found a recipe online for marshmallow fondant and decided to give it a try. It was so yummy, so I used it. I really like how this turned out. And everyone seemed to like the way the fondant tasted too!

I also made a small cake for the birthday girl. I didn't want to use fondant on it, because it would hinder her from digging in. I wish though that I had had the forethought to mix up some green icing and I would have iced the small cake in green instead of purple. Then it would have looked opposite of the large cake, and that would have been cute! Though, I don't think Hannah cared one bit, as she dug right in.

Here's the little one next to the big one:

And here is the birthday girl. Do you think she likes her cake?


Debi said...

Oh my goodness, Jennifer! You are a woman of many talents! That is absolutely the cutest cake I have ever seen...and I am NOT exaggerating!

christy p said...

Jennifer, you are SO stinking talented. Those cakes look amazing! I wish I could learn to bake like that! WOW!!!