Back in the 70’s I use to make cakes for weddings, birthday’s and other special events. Now I will occasionally make a wedding cake or shower cake here, but now I get to make special birthday cakes for my Grandchildren!
Take a look of some that I have made in the last couple of years…
This cake is for my Grandson’s 1st Birthday. He loved Sesame Street, but I didn’t love taking the time to dye that frosting bright red! (He had his own smash cake with no dye).
The pan was an Wilton Elmo Cake pan.
For his 2nd Birthday he loved cars, so for an easy cake I made a regular pan cake and frosted around a card stock template I made with the number two. After frosting it, I lifted the template and poured colored sugar to create the “gravel” for the matchbox cars. He loved it and his face was precious!
I did the same for his 3rd Birthday but instead of cars we used trains since that’s what he loves now! I used chocolate chips for under the frosted tracks.
For my other Grandson, his shower cake was a traditional sheet cake and of course I had to use my “famous” royal icing booties!
His first birthday my daughter was doing a Woodland theme and wanted me to do an owl cake. I thought about it and it actually turned out to be really simple.
I used two round pans and cut one of the circle cakes for the wings and ears, and feet. How adorable did it turn out?
I love making cakes for my family and I’m sure it will continue to be a tradition!