Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm No "Ace of Cakes".

Are you familiar with that show on The Food Network? I've watched it a couple of times and thought to myself, "what's the big deal?" Yeah, well. I now have a new-found respect for people who bake and decorate beautiful cakes.

I decided to try my hand at it for Jack's party. While shopping online for plates and napkins, I found this cute train pan. I read about it, looked at the pictures and thought I would add it to my cart and see what I could do.

I wanted to do something for his party that was different than the typical cake that matches the napkins or cupcakes (saving that for his sister's cupcake party). So a train cake it would be.

I wrote last week that I had a cake dress rehearsal to see how it would turn out. So glad I did. I ended up making several adjustments and figured out that I was decorating the cake backwards. (Only I would do that!) So decorating the cake for the real deal went much smoother.

I think the most fun was mixing all the icing colors. I felt like I was playing with grown up playdoh.

I wish I had taken pictures of the process for you. But honestly, I was so nervous, that I didn't have the forethought to do so. Instead, here's the finished product.

7 comments:

Tiffany Brooks said...

so cute!!!

Amanda said...

Wow! Looks great!!

Erica said...

WOW, this is VERY impressive!!!!

Sara said...

Great job!

Tina said...

The cake looks awesome! I know that was very time-intensive.

Steve & Nancy said...

Good job Carly!! I am impressed :) I had a cupcake party for my little girl who just turned 2 on April 11th! Have fun planning that one! I know I did :)

Anonymous said...

I love the cake!! It is too cute!!!

Sonia