When Brookston's 1st birthday was coming around, I somehow got it into my head to make this awesome 3D duck cake that I found (last picture). Richard helped boost my confidence with encouraging me to make a practice cake and then practicing to use the special decorating tips. It went pretty well, I must say. And it felt great to have made a great looking cake! From that point, I decided that doing the birthday cakes for my children would sort of be, my "thing"!
Up until April, 2011 I would use shaped pans only, with specific directions and everything! I did get a little fun with some of the cupcakes though! Which I always enjoyed as well. But Brookston requested a "racetrack with Lightning McQueen and his friends" for his 4th birthday. So, that's the first time I got a tad more creative and came up with my own racetrack with a stadium.
Then August, 2011, I had a request for an LSU cake...the eye of the tiger became the idea. This was the PERFECT cake to learn fondant (something I really want to learn, but have not yet). But, it was crunch time, I had about 4 days and I wasn't prepared to learn just then. But, this was a milestone of making my first completely free handed cake. I shaped the cake AND came up with the pattern (with the help of pictures of course). Just, no directions.
Soon, I hope to learn fondant...then the possibilities will be endless! :)
Here are my cakes:
Dusty Cake - Sutton's 3rd Birthday - November, 2013
|Airplane cake - Brookston's 5th Birthday - May, 2012|
|Hello Kitty cake - Kaisley's 3rd Birthday - Feb, 2012|
|Hello Kitty cupcakes|
|3D Teddy Bear cake with presents - Sutton's 1st Birthday - November, 2011|
|LSU Eye of the Tiger cake - August, 2011|
|Soccer cupcakes - Yellow Jackets - May, 2011|
|Cars Stadium cake - Brooktson's 4th Birthday - April, 2011|
|Abby cake - Kaisley's 2nd Birthday - Feb, 2011|
|Lightning McQueen cake - Brookston's 3rd Birthday - May, 2011|
|Ladybug cake - Kaisley's 1st Birthday - February, 2010|
|Monkey cake & cupcakes - Brookston's 2nd Birthday - May, 2009|
|3D Ducky cake - Brookston's 1st Birthday - May, 2008|