Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Cake Saga

Hi All,

Well my daughter is officially in double digits today!

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She is quite a character and very head strong.  She got an image in her mind of a Luau cake and there was no negotiating.  She wanted this.

Gabby cake

So on Friday, I made 4 boxes of Devil’s Food Cake.

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3 boxes went in this bad boy.  It was huge!

Once the cakes were baked, we got busy.  And I put the birthday gal to work!

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She wanted a Tiki Hut, so we used an empty icing carton and glued 100’s of tooth picks to it.

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For the top of the hut, we glued more tooth picks to a drink umbrella.

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All done.

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We cut out and glued a door and windows from scrapbook paper for the Tiki Hut.

The next layer was made from the fourth box of cake and covered in homemade butter cream frosting tinted beige – like sand.

We then covered the second layer in crushed graham crackers.  Again, we were going for the look of sand.

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I made fruit kabobs – if you see all the fruit in the back.

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The bottom layer was a blue butter cream.  She then applied all sorts of sugary sea creatures.

The Palm trees were a disaster but they worked out.  Rolled sugar sheets made the leaf part and Cowtails and Twix were the base.

This was my back up plan.

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Nutterbutters rock, especially when they look like flip-flops  So we just wrapped them up and sent them home with the girls.

For the amount of time it took to make this cake, I could have painted 6 pieces of furniture.  But as most mothers know, you do what you can for your kids.

She was happy.  So I was happy.

XO-

5 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

I love how nutterbutters can be made into so many things!

The cake turned out wonderfully! I'm glad you both survived it! ;)

Nicole @My Thrafty Life said...

So cute! You've got awesome mom skills!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY GABBY! THE CAKE ROCKS!!!
XO THE PAGANOS

Polly said...

awwww, how cute! i love that you two worked on it together! turned out great! hope the birthday girl had a great day!!

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Wow, that cake is amazing, I could never pull it off (usually it takes me a few attempts to get something right, and I don't think I'd survive this more than once). Happy Birthday to your double-digit girl!

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