Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday Cake

WARNING! Lots of pictures ahead!

So the other day I saw a cute mini cake in an ad and thought "I can do that." So I started researching mini cakes. Then I got this urge the other night and HAD to make mini cakes! Since we were having people over to celebrate Rob's birthday I thought it was the perfect reason to make cakes. These were all made from one cake mix and one recipe of fondant. The recipe is fine except that I had to add a lot more powdered sugar to make it firm enough to mold. So... here's the cakes:

Rob's Birthday Cake



And one for each guest:






Here they are all together on the counter looking pretty.


There wasn't enough cake for the kids to have their own, so I made them these little cupcakes. The colors may be weird for the animals, but that's what I had left!




These cakes are about two servings and super sweet. So I knew the guests wouldn't finish their cakes. The ziplock containers were the perfect size for them to take their cakes home.


And since it was Rob's birthday, there were presents!
DELICIOUS homemade Tiramisu, a wine refrigerator to take care of all that wine from Italy, a cool iPad stand for use in the kitchen to read recipes, and fun espresso cups.

And our little dinner party.
Happy Birthday Rob! We love you!

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

these are the coolest cakes ever!!!! Really well done:) I love the animals!!!

Adrienne said...

These are awesome Kelly!! I am so impressed! Have you worked with fondant before? How did you learn? Really, you and Mary need to open a bakery. Just sayin'.

Kelly's Korner said...

That was my first fondant experience. Of course now it's a new obsession - a new skill to master!

Corinnea said...

First of all, Happy Birthday Rob!

Second of all, AMAZING cakes!!!!!

lizy said...

HAPPY Belated Birthday to you hubby. Now, Wow!!! You really did a fantastic job. They look delish ;)

Tina said...

Wow! I love the mini cakes. They look better than the cup cakes in the Stuttgart Cupcake shop.
Happy late Birthday to your hubby.

Jessica said...

Kelly you are so crazy in an amazing way- the cakes are fantastic and the fact that they are so ridiculously small makes them even cooler!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! That's my daughter!

Love you!
Mom

Piccolina Designs said...

I love your mini cakes. My favorite is probably the "quilted" cyan one, but they are all so pretty and I think the turtle and octopus turned out adorable.

Teri