Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sweet Treat

This has nothing to do with cards, paper, stamps or ink, and everything to do with eggs, flour, sugar and food colouring.

Today was my youngest daughters 1st birthday. So of course we have to have the big do to birthday cake. I had these grand plans to make this awesomely awesome birthday cake with all kinds of safari animals on it, and in the end I ended up with a decent cake with one very odd looking giraffe.

I had seen instructions a while ago posted on a message board that I frequent on how to make a rainbow cake, so that's what I decided to do. It took two tries because apparently I cannot read instructions. The first time I made the cake batter, coloured it and had it already to go to pour into the pan and could not figure out for the life of me why in the world it was so thick. I tried to pour it, and it was like glue. So the husband says, "maybe you need a little more water". What water? I forgot to add any water to it so that batch got chucked. I read the instructions when I mixed it up the second time so the batter worked much much better.

My decorating artistic flared lacked a little bit on this one. I was in a bit of rush and had a two year old and the 1 year old tugging on my leg. So there were no straight lines, wrong tips used for the piping bag and well one very odd looking, oddly coloured giraffe was what resulted (gosh I can see this ending up on Cake Wrecks).

The cake turned out pretty cool on the inside (sorry for the lack of decent photo - apparently my whole family sucks at taking pictures; its not just me with cards)

Apparently both of my children weren't available the day when babies are taught that they must mush cake and get it all over themselves and love it, because neither of my kids have done that on their first birthdays. They are both dainty little things apparently who do not appreciate the fine things in life like buttercream icing.

1 comment:

  1. Did you use the recipe right from h! (from omnomicon) or did you just tint a regular cake mix? I'm thinking of making this on the weekend, and am not sure. It looks yummy though!