Saturday, August 23, 2008

Go Speed Racer

Go speed racer-or Reece racer as we say in our house. Reece's 4th birthday is Monday, August 25th. We are having his birthday party this weekend and he's still pretty much into Speed racer. The cakes a standard 3 tier w/ the first 2 square and the top round. Bottom layer is brownie w/ chocolate ganache icing, second is banana nut w/ caramel icing, 3rd is peanut butter w/ peanut butter icing. All covered in fondant of course. First layer is the checkered flag, second is the speed racer checks, top is just white w/ the number 4 all over it for his fourth birthday. I made all the decorations out of gumpaste and painted them-w/ edible paint. Of course my almost 4year old son sees me doing this and say "Mommie paint my cake". Hope this doesn't make him think he can paint food w/ anything. In front of the cake is something my 9 year old daughter made for him w/ the leftover fondant-the flag w/ cutouts of his name. Can't wait to cut into that brownie-it smelled really good. Also can't believe my baby is almost 4-where does the time go?
ps-Jerry says to make sure I tell everyone that my hot sexy husband helped by keeping the kids occupied-how could I do it without him.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baby overall cake

This is the first cake I've made for someone other than my kids and once for my mother-in-laws birthday.  My husband's co-worker couldn't find anyone to make a cake shaped like baby overalls to match her party theme-so I agreed.  Just a little nervous when it's for someone else.   I'm really bad at saying no too, but I kinda wanted to see how it would turn out.  I think it's pretty good.  I had a blast making it.