The (Imperfect) Craft of Cake Baking

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By no means am I going to be the next contestant on Cake Boss, in fact I really loathe baking. If you go on Pinterest and search Kids Cakes, I am put to shame here, but, I love my kids and a good themed party, so I have taken on the task of cake baking and I do it with the best intentions! I know it’s boxed cake mix and canned frosting, but every year this task comes with tons of frustration and I always swear I will buy next years cake. Some aren’t great photos because I always forget to take a picture before I serve the cake so I cropped the best I could. Also, I think I am the world’s worst froster. I would always get cake bits mixed in even if I froze the cake a bit first. I found buying whipped frosting helps with that. Here is a small gallery of some cakes of the past.

This was Elsa's Ice Castle. The rock candy was supposed to be tiered, but I did have it lit from the bottom and sparklers on it
This was Elsa’s Ice Castle. The rock candy was supposed to be tiered, but I did have it lit from the bottom and sparklers on it
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I also made cupcakes and shaped them as a snowflake to continue the Frozen theme
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This is my best attempt at a Lego Ninjago character named Lloyd

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Don’t look too close! This is a frosting disaster!
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The look on my daughter’s face is like, “Ooooh, yikes, at least you tried mom!”
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This cake had no specific design, but my son built this really cool candle holder
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These cakes were supposed to be Lego bricks. Idea, good. Execution, not so good.

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This party was ocean theme. I made a mommy fish with her school of baby fish
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Baseball/Yankees Theme
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These were cupcakes shaped into an anchor for my daughter’s teacher who retired and is going to spend her days sailing on her boat

One thought on “The (Imperfect) Craft of Cake Baking

    Marie Sadler said:
    June 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Love this post.

    Sent from my iPhone

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