Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cake, cakes, more cakes and a Party.

Like most people, funds are a little tight at the moment. In the past I've never attempted the kids' party cakes but this year there wasn't a choice. I think I was a little inspired by this blog too. I invested in a large rectangular cake tin and proceeded to run with a decoration of rainbows and flowers I had in mind.......

I prepared for the worst but when I looked at the cake and it was golden brown on top, then I pulled it out of the oven and it was like blubber, I started to panic.!! Flick, on went the other oven (my two ovens purchased on sale years ago and kept in storage waiting for the 'big reno' have finally been put to good use) and I made the 'back up' round cake whilst the other was still baking.

After a panic call to my 'baker' friend, who put me at ease, this is what i ended up with......I left the rectangular cake in the oven for around 1.5hrs and it seemed to do the trick.

I also made some cupcakes to go on the table with the food. When it came to icing the main cake it wasn't the best idea to start it after two glasses of wine (not that it really would have mattered).

The smarties started sliding around and I had to keep propping them back into place. But the main thing was the birthday girl LOVED her cake!

Big sister helping to set up the party at the party playhouse.

The birthday girl not wishing to pose for a photo.......Hello Miss 4!
Well, Mr almost two next month and then Miss 8 in August, looks like that cake tin is going to get a workout!

Happy Baking


laurajane said...

All the cakes look lovely Susie.
And the birthday cake looks fabulous.Hope everyone enjoyed the party.
Laura xxx

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Miss 4, hope you had a wonderful day. Absolutely gorgeous cake! xo