It's not bad if I do say so myself :) Lily loves owls, and loves to point them out, and since she was a little too young to really have a theme she wanted we just did some colourful decorations and I made her this owl cake. It doesn't hurt that mommy loves owls too!
Monday, 9 June 2014
Now I'm a Cake Decorator?
Well, not really. I just like cake, and I like making homemade cakes for my kids birthdays. When I was growing up my mom always made my sister (twin) and I homemade cakes. They were nothing special, just a two layer white cake with homemade icing, maybe some candles. It's the type of cake though that I have grown up on and love. The recipe is from my Nana and so is the icing recipe and now it's what I make for my kids. I may not be able to have an all out crazy awesomely decorated Pinterest inspired parties, but I can at least make them a fun cake. I don't usually go for shaped cakes or character can pans that you can rent, there is just never enough cake! I try to go as simple as possible, but this was the first year I used fondant. I don't know the first thing about working with fondant, or even how to make it, but I found some amazing recipes online and couldn't believe how quick it came together. Now I did have to tweak it a bit to get it to turn out perfectly, mostly adding more icing sugar so it would stop sticking, but other than that it was great, and tasty too!
This video was extremely helpful when it came to making the fondant, and now for the cake reveal!