Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Birthday Cake...

 


I must be crazy or something, because I agreed to a sleepover birthday party for my now 12 year old daughter. Plus, I had all that other stuff going on that I mentioned before.

Yes, certifiably crazy.

P.S. Please excuse the un-ironed tablecloth in the picture... I was being lazy and didn't want to iron... I'll admit it.

Anyway... I love baking, but I always order a cake for my girls birthday parties. Pastries and cupcakes...... those I can handle...... but fancy birthday cakes? Not so much.




This year my daughter wanted me to make a small cake for her and some cupcakes for her party guests to decorate. Since I was a little strapped for time, I decided to go with an easy boxed mix and container of frosting. I did contemplate making the frosting from scratch, but in the end went the easy route.

I piped a few simple roses on the top, bought some pirouette cookies, cut them down, and placed them around the cake. My daughter loves these cookies, so I thought it would be nice to incorporate them.




It needed a little something, so I made a cute topper from scrapbooking paper, a lollipop stick, and some embellishments.

I thought it would be a nice whimsical touch.

Overall, I was pretty happy with how the cake turned out...

... and I think my daughter was too.

10 comments:

  1. Your cake looks so pretty and I bet your daughter loved it! The topper is the perfect punch of color!

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  2. That is such a pretty cake. I really like the cookies at the side---i may be stealing that idea, lol. Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

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  3. What an incredibly gorgeous cake!

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  4. Nothing about that cake looks like you took the easy route. It is just lovely :)

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  5. Emily, you are so talented! What a beautiful cake! If your taking orders, I will take 2 shipped to Texas :) Thanks!

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  6. Thanks ladies for the nice compliments!

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  7. This is such a beautiful cake! I am extremely jealous that your daughter has such a great mom with great taste! I bet her birthday party rocked.

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  8. This cake is gorgeous! I never would have guessed how quickly you pieced it together...something like this would have taken me days. Happy Birthday to your daughter and glad to have found your blog :)

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