Sunday, January 2, 2011

** Beware this post has LOADS of photos** I got a bit carried away. haha

Hannah LOVES Buddy Valastro of TLC's CakeBoss. Every Monday evening Hannah and I crawl in my bed and watch her favorite show.

So it was not unexpected when she ask for a cake making kit for Christmas. Yesterday was the perfect day to dive into this cake baking adventure.


Mixing up the batter!

Testing the batter. She gave it a thumbsup!

Who knew it would only take 30 seconds in the microwave to cook? hehe But, then the cake is about 4" tall with both layers stacked. :O

The happy little baker!

Mixing up the fondant. Oh gosh! The hardest part eva!!

Rolling the fondant out. We found out the hard way that you should to kneed the fondant with your hands for a bit to warm it up. Then it makes it a bit more pliable and to work out all the little unmixed pieces of fondant mix.


Ever so gently laying the fondant on.

Cutting off the excess.

My favorite photo. Checkout her face! She was so nervous.

More fondant for the decorations. Oh lawdy, this fondant thing is not easy.



Clean up is very important. Uh yes, I made her wash ALL of her pieces. I know - mean Mimi!


Now for a bite.

Hannah, Mike and I ate this little time consuming cake. Hannah had a blast.

So today I am thinking about helping her make and *ENGAGEMNT* cake!! We were very excited to find out yesterday that my step-daughter Erin is getting married. Erin if you are reading this - remember it is a surprise! Hannah asked to make her (and Nicky) a cake. So, since we are having dinner with the NEW bride and FUTURE son-n-law tomorrow evening we should try to make another cake today. Yeah, we will.


Sarah said...

AHHH! That looked like such a blast! I love all the colors in these photos and the expressions you caught on her face are just priceless! The cake turned out beautifully! I bet it was just as delicious!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh! That is so friggin cute! :D She looks like a natural at the cake makin' biz! I love that show as well but haven't seen an episode in a WHILE!! Thanks for sharing this experience! Oh and btw while I'm here (hehe sorry it took so long) my friend said she's LOVE to make you some watermarks...just email her here: and tell her what you'd like .. what kinda fonts you like and how you'd like it to look and if you want to see more than one and she'll get to work on makin it! She's awesome and totally so sweet, I promise! Anywho! I also forgot to put a link on my award post for peeps to go get the button so when I saw yours I thought OH NO! So I'll go do that lol! And you're welcome for that, you deserved it!

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Menopausal New Mom said...

What a great project! I would love to make something like that with my daughter when she's a bit older. I think next year when she's five will be the ginger bread house and decorating at Christmas.

Great job your guys did! We've come a long way since the Easy Bake Oven of the 70's Lol!