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Monday, May 18, 2009

Another "Cars" cake

My oldest son turned 5 this month. Last year, his most favorite character was Lightning McQueen from the movie "Cars". This year, for some reason he really likes the bad guy in the movie, Chick Hicks. It may also have something to do with the fact that the car is green, and that's his favorite color (most days).
I decided that I would try to use a scene from the movie to create the cake this year, with some edits and simplification of course. My handy husband made me a stage out of wood, and I covered it with fondant and added icing decorations. Next came the car. We didn't need a lot of cake because we were having a small party, so I only made the front half of the car. I was pleased with the end result and my son was pretty excited.
His party this year was at Chuck E. Cheese's and we had a lot of fun. I couldn't believe how many kids were there for birthday parties. I think that there were at least 5 parties at a time, and as soon as we cleared out, they were setting up for another round of parties. That's a lot of kids and a lot of cake.

Puzzle Cake

puzzle cake
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
Kids have the greatest imagination. I got an order for a cake for a grandma. The grand daughter knows how much her grandma likes puzzles, so she wanted the cake to reflect that. Good thing for me too. I made the wrong decision to freehand the lettering this time around, and it was the puzzle that saved me a redo thanks to a conveniently missing puzzle piece.
Next time around, I won't be as lucky so I had better plan out the spacing beforehand.