When Brianna turned 2, I decided I wanted to make her cake. I have fond memories of the cakes that my mom made for me for my birthdays growing up, and I wanted to do the same for my kids. My first attempt was a Dora the Explorer cake, and I was immediately hooked! My next cake was an Ariel cake for her third birthday. This year she had a Hannah Montana cake, which was fun because it wasn’t the star tip decoration that all the other cakes I had made had been, so I got to try some new techniques. I also made Micah’s baptism cake, which was really challenging because I had never done a sheet cake before! But it turned out cute, and each oppurtunity to learn and practice is great! On of these days I will take the Wilton cake classes. One day!
Today I got to make a cake for mom’s department at work. They have a celebration tomorrow for their Fall graduates and needed a cake. Krogers didn’t come through for them so mom asked if I’d like to make it. I thought, “Why not? I’ll give it a shot!” Well, it was another sheet cake (I’m not sure whether or not I like sheet cakes!!!!) but was easier than last time. It took about 2 1/2 hours to ice and decorate (it’s hard to get the icing level and smooth, even after all that time I had bubbles popping up on the top like air bubbles!!! Grrr!!!) and the kids were in hog heaven as they snuck icing out of the bowl! (There is nothing in the world like homemade buttercream!!!!)