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. :)