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    December cakes

    Posting cake pictures is far less intimidating than catching up on real blog posts about our busy December (or November & October, I guess). 


    So, here are my December cake projects.  I think I'll make it my tradition to post all my cakes at once at each month's end. 

    First was Miss Estelle's 1st Birthday.  Baths are her favorite, so this theme was easy to devise.  The lesson learned this time was not to sculpt cake from unproven recipes.  It was a wonder that this bathtub was able to stay together! 

    And her smash cake:

    This was a smash cake for a little boy with a monkey birthday party theme:

    Next came my cute neice Alexandria's 1st birthday.  She loves chickens and the party was darling with a barnyard theme.  The head and tail were rice krispie treats, which I'm {finally!} getting better at covering in fondant.

    And her smash cake:

    And on December 23rd was a wedding cake that completely overwhelmed me (bad timing!).  I didn't get to include all the details I had planned, but thought it still ended up very nice. The bottom tier "wrapping paper" is stamped with fishing poles (a hobby of his...there was also a pink fishing lure that I added later)...the top layer represents her love of cosmology (she teaches a class on Stephen Hawking and is absolutely brilliant)...the presents are a nod to the holiday season wedding. 

    You'll have to excuse the towel and backdrop (back of my Expedition)...this was taken on the way out the door.  It was very large and very heavy.  Jim was actually at work still when I had to deliver, so he arranged for his friend to come help me lift the beast.  He happens to be a police officer...came driving up to our house with sirens blinking and blaring.  Definitely an emergency!

    The top layer was chocolate fudge cake with whipped ganache filling.  The middle layer was german chocolate.  The bottom was yellow butter cake with raspberry cream filling.  There was also a chocolate sheet cake with peppermint cream filling.

    Coming up in January:  a Paris-themed baby shower and possibly another first birthday. 

    Reader Comments (1)

    Your "smash" cakes are prettier and more amazing than any real cake I've ever made.
    January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVella

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