Monday, January 12, 2009

Cakes on Parade

Mr Bird's Birthday was a few days ago.
Happy Birthday, my love!
For the past few years he has wanted nothing but homemade tripe layer
German Chocolate cake.
It is rich and decadent and oh, so sinful.
I must admit, I like making the cake more than I like eating it.
After it was done I sat and starred at it for like 10 minutes.
It is so satisfying.
I made it totally from scratch, whipped egg whites folded into the batter and all.
And guess what?
It didn't fall!
It was perfect.
The only thing wrong was that the chocolate curls melted because the frosting was still slightly warm when I put them on.

It got me thinking about all the cakes I have made for our kids birthdays over the years.
I have had a ton of fun creating new creations year after year.
Here are some of them for your viewing pleasure.

This one is kind of tricky, it's a horse head. See the curly main?

I have made this race track a few times. The first time I made a circle 8 shape out of 2 round cakes. I could not find that photo though.

Then there's the pretty butterflies.

And the pink and purple girly froofy cake.

And the castle, complete with mote and draw bridge, one of my all time favorites.

Yet another bunny. My mom used to make these for Easter and since 2 of my kids were born in March it is an easy stand by when I'm out of ideas, or they don't have any requests.

The classic jelly bean cake.

Mr Bird even wanted cinnamon rolls one year. Your wish is my command.

And last but not least the cow cake.
There were others I could not find photos of, like the airplane, Beano's stand by and Dubs' choo choo train from his first Birthday. Those files are hiding somewhere.
I really enjoy cake making. Sometimes I think it would be fun to open a Bakery.
I could make breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pastries and puffs to my little hearts content.
I would have a place to practice my creations so I could get really good at it. The only problem is who would school my children?
And I would probably gain like a million pounds.
Who can resist fresh baked peanut butter chocolate pinwheel cookies, I ask you.
I'll post that recipe soon, it's absolutely to die for.
So for now I will just keep dreaming of my very own cute little bakery in some cute little city.
Maybe someday!
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Happy Tuesday!


Amy said...

Those are some awesome cakes! My son wants to have a monster truck party for his 5th birthday in a couple of months, so I might have to copy your cake. ;)

The Lazy Organizer said...

How fun!! I had no idea you have such a talent for cakes!! They are definitely not my thing which is the reason my kids make their own.

Lindy said...

Those are some awesome cakes! You really should open up your own bakery.

shopannies said...

I have a favor or as they say in my mixed up family flavor to ask. Can you help me recreate your butterfly cake? My daughter has a birthday coming up and since were saving money thought that those cakes would be great instead of paying for a cake to be made. Thanks

amy said...

Fun cakes! I especially like the colors on the jelly bean one.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Wish I could decorate cakes like that! I would LOVE to try that 1st one. How about the recipe?

MNKristy said...

Those are some adorable cakes! So cute!!

Just one tall girl named Laurel said...

OK, you and I are so totally related-- did you know that since we left NY all I do in my ("spare") time is expiriment with cupcakes and pine about opening a little cupcake shop in Carmel? Let's go into dream business together. You do the cakes, I'll do the cupcakes. We'll call it Sara&Laurel's or S&L's or something else adorable and be a million pounds together. You know what recipe I want, ps? The christmas cookies from grandma-- the ones she made with that pointsettia iron thing? Remember? How do I get my hands on that? And an iron thing? Remember how we'd eat around the flower part? Good times.

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..those cakes are just amazing..I love the castle one with's so cute and my girls would love that!
-sandy toe

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have made some truly adorable cakes girl! I would sit and stare at them too, if I were you! Happy birthday to your hubby! :)

earthlingorgeous said...

WOW! You are good! I wish I can make a cake too! I can only make brownies and that's it!

That german cake looks delish! Happy Birthday for your bird :)