Friday, May 25, 2012
Hello Shabby Shoppe readers! Happy Friday to everyone! This is Rosy, here to bring you a food post all about birthday cakes!
I enjoy making birthday cakes and I think the shaped ones are especially fun. You can get a great looking cake without needing any special cake decorating skills, and the kids love them! Here are the few that I’ve done.
This airplane cake was made with one cake mix divided into a heart shaped pan and an oval casserole dish. Yes, I believe in using what you have! The oval cake was cut in half and then the top cut off of both halves. These pieces were stuck together with buttercream icing to form the body and tail of the airplane. The heart was also cut into four pieces to form the wings. Here is how the shapes looked.
Once the shape is formed I usually freeze the cake before frosting it. This helps to minimize the crumbs. For Isaac’s airplane cake I frosted it in yellow and then piped on blue for the windows.
The butterfly cake is very simple. A double layered heart cake cut in half and then placed with the cut edges out. (note: a round pan would work just fine for this as well) After frosting it, I used a hoho cake (swiss roll) as the butterfly’s body and two pipe cleaners for the antennae.
For the fish cake I made one rectangle cake (a common 9X13 cake pan) and cut off all four corners. These corners were placed as the fins and tail of the fish and frosted with a contrasting color. The eye was made with a brown M&M.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these cake ideas. (Please note that these ideas are not original with me. I found photos online and then came up with my own version, using what I had on hand.)
Have a great weekend and we’ll be back on Monday with layout of the week.