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Monday, July 28, 2008

Three Fun Cakes

During my trip to Utah this month I got to go and stay with Fawn and her family. We had a wonderful time together. We played some settlers, played in the yard with the boys, went to Wheeler Farm, watched Persuasion...and talked about cake! In fact after browsing through her beautiful cake books, we decided that we needed to make on, just for fun.

We made a yummy Banana Spice cake from the Cake Mix Dr. book. Then she taught me this fun and relatively simple decorating technique. Even the boys got involved (I love how seriously they work with their little ball of fondant). Thanks Fawn! You are amazing!





Since I've been home, I've been able to make two more fun cakes. Both of them are from, or at least inspired by, Debbie Brown's book 50 Easy Party Cakes.

First, I did a fairy princess cake for Catelyn's Birthday! It didn't turn out like the one in the book, but it was still cute, and she loved it!

We celebrated at an amazing new park nearby. I don't have any pictures of her with the cake, but I got some of the kids playing in the park.



On Friday Monica came over and we made a cake for Betty's birthday! It fun to work with Monica. We baked the cakes, made the fondant, colored the fondant, split and filled and decorated the cake all between 12:30 and 3:30. Not bad considering Flint came home for lunch during that time, and we were trying to keep BettyLou, Toby and Isaac entertained/happy while we worked.

I think that we did a better job entertaining Betty, than Toby and Isaac. :)

They were only entertained by the toys on the rug for part of the time.

In the end we were thrilled with how our little creation turned out. (Monica added the black licorice antennae when she got home.) Happy Birthday BettyLou!

9 comments:

scrap chair potato said...

Those are all so adorable. I wish I lived by you so I could learn how to do all of this. You are very talented!

Michal said...

alli, that cake you and fawn made together was gorgeous. wow.

Erika said...

wow alli. you are amazing. those cakes are so beautiful/adorable! good work and thanks for sharing...
so september 11th...wanna come down and make Scotty's cake? :-)

Becky said...

Thank you again Alli for Catelyn's perfect cake. You really are amazing and we all appreciate you so much! By the way, I adore the "just for fun" cake. It's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your cakes are awsome you are really talented... You need to teach a class ...
Mandy

Erin said...

I'm so amazed by your wonderful cakes! Maybe next you could come visit NY and teach me a thing or two! :)

fawnjenee said...

Super cute cakes, alli! I love that book, don't you!

Grammy said...

Such fun cakes - wish I had had a kitchen so we could have mad a cake while you were here. Next time.

Mahina said...

those cakes are amazing! you have such a talent for it!