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Friday, November 21, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake!



Here is the cake I made for LD's birthday. As I've mentioned his parents are from V.enezuela and they like the ocean, the beach, sea life in general.

That being said, LD likes "fishies" too. His bedroom walls are painted blue and he has schools of fish decals swimming across the water. And now that he has a big boy bed, he has F.inding N.emo bedding. It's a running theme throughout the house.

N.emo was also the theme of his party. They gave me free reign over the decorations and taste s long as it wasn't majorly chocolatey.

I made a vanilla buttermilk cake with chocolate mascarpone filling and a cream cheese frosting, tinted a nice shade of sea glass. I made it into 3 tiers with 2 layers each tier. It was a relatively small cake- 9-inch, 6-inch and 4 inch tiers, frosted then decorated with candy melts and candy writers.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

YOUR ARE SO AWESOME AND SO IS YOUR CAKE!! How nice to you to make that for him. Sure they all loved it. You are amazingly strong women and dont let anyone tell you different. HUGS...

Kristi said...

It is beautiful!! You have such a talent.

Travelwahine said...

WOW! It is an absolute gorgeous cake. Beautiful.

(((HUGS)))

Rachel said...

You did a great job Monica! I love the seahorses.

mrsmuelly said...

You are completely insane, and so totally cool! The cake is amazing. Will you come make my b-day cake?

Monica H said...

Amanda- Thanks! You're amazing too!

Kristi- Thank you, this is why I was up til 3 :-)

Travelwahine- Thanks and hugs to you too!

Rachel- Thank you, the seahorses were my favorites too!

Mrsmuelly- I am insane, and yes I'll make your cake :-)

Coggy said...

OMG that cake is incredible. LD is so lucky to have you. The whole family are.

You should set up your own business selling cakes. Seriously.

tyfamilyadventures said...

wow you are so talented...great job it looks yummy...

Becky said...

Wow!! It's beautiful!

Derick and I were just talking yesterday and I decided that I wanted to have the theme of Lil's first birthday the ocean since she LOVES anything to do with the ocean. She will turn her attention right towards it and is mesmorized by it.

I want a cake shaped like an octopus. Lol, but THIS is much nicer!!

Monica H said...

Coggy- You're so sweet, but I was up til 3 am making one cake, i can't imagine making several of them!

Erica- It was yummy! I'll post the recipe soon.

Becky- It was a lot of fun, but I can't even imagine making an octopus. Good luck with that!

Lori said...

OH My WORD!!! WOW!! That cake is amazing! You should open your own business. Incredible!

Hennifer said...

Wow! That cake is amazing! I didn't know you liked to decorate too :)

I'm dying to try this! the cake, not the decorating :)

christyna said...

you're freaking ridiculous Mon, really.

theviewfromthisplace said...

oh my, you are so talented! I had no idea! you are the real deal in the kitchen i must say!