Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Cake Roundup

Jessica over at Life As Mom is hosting another Birthday Cake Round-up. I haven't actually made a decorated birthday cake since the last round-up.

Last time, I featured pictures of the cakes that I had done over the past few years for our assorted themes:
Blue's Clues
Cars: Lightnin' McQueen

This year, our themes will be - Star Wars and Abby Cadabby. For Star Wars, I was thinking of doing a Light Saber, but not 100% yet on that execution. For Abby, I was debating taking the easy way out and using the Wilton cake pan. Any thoughts on how you would do a Star Wars or Abby cake? Please share!

Normally, I just prepare a standard cake mix or two. But, earlier this year, I had the opportunity to try a cake out of the Cake Mix Doctor cookbook and I think I might try using that to make my cake. I always use a standard Buttercream Frosting (perhaps it is a Wilton recipe? I got it from a friend). How do you make the cake for your decorated cakes? I always have heard that "real bakers" who use mixes doctor them to make them better for decorating and eating. Any secrets or suggestions?

For more cakes and ideas, check out the Ultimate Recipe Swap - Cake Roundup Edition at Life As Mom.


Jena said...

I saw your link on Life as Mom (birthday cake round up) and thought I would stop by and say 'Hi'. I'm not super creative, but I just did a Star Wars cake in May. I went to K-Mart and bought a couple of Star Wars figures and plopped them on top of the cake, my 4 yr. old was excited because he got to keep them and play with them after we cut the cake.

Debra said...

Oh little one's bday is coming up and I have no clue what I'm doing. I'd love to do an Abby cake!!! And might I add your Wiggles cake was impressed.