Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I can't believe that my little Karley is now 5 years old. It still amazes me how fast time goes by. This year Karley has been into Tangled, so I decided to make her a Barbie Rapunzel cake. I was going to make the cake the day before her party but got busy doing other things and never got around to it. So the day of the family party I woke up and got myself and the kids ready for church then I started making the cake...I know I am a sinner lol! So I figured that this cake was going to be my easiest one that I have ever tried. I didn't realize at the time that the barbie was not going to fit inside the cake. I was expecting the cake to be taller than it was it only came up to her thighs. Since I was in a hurry, I just figured I would take her legs off....well the Barbies today are not made like the ones I use to have were you could pop their legs off and on again, ya thats right barbie has moved up now and has a ball and socket joint...so needless to say I could not get her legs off without ruining her and I didn't want to do that since it would upset Karley; so I decide I would make do. I ended up sticking her in with her legs all the way bent back. The cake started to break in the back so I filled it in with frosting and tried covering her legs with frosting since they were sticking out the back of the dress. I guess I learned my lesson and will make sure I have more time the next time I make one. I guess considering all of the problems I had with it and only having an hour to do it, it really didn't turn out too bad! Oh and Karley loved it so that all that really matters!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I can't believe that Daxton is seven years old. My how the time flies! This year for his Birthday party he wanted to have a Star Wars party. Every year since he was born I have made my kids cakes, but this year I knew it was going to be a challenge finding a cake pan to go with his theme. I started looking for a cake pan about a month before his birthday and wasn't having very good luck, because all of the Star Wars Wilton cake pans have been dis-continued. The only place that I was able to find them was on Ebay, but they are now considered vintage and the cheapest ones I could find was still over $50.00. One of my moms friends used to make all of her kids cakes when they were younger, so we thought we would ask if she had one. We new that the chances of her having a Star Wars cake plan wouldn't be that good since that was so long ago; but to our surprise she had an R2D2 cake pan....which by the way was the cake that Daxton wanted. I was so excited that I was going to be able to make him the cake he really wanted.
This year I made most of the party favors, I never thought that they would love the light sabers that I made as much as they did...they all went nuts over them. It was a really fun party!