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.

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Mixing up the batter!
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Testing the batter. She gave it a thumbsup!
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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
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The happy little baker!
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Mixing up the fondant. Oh gosh! The hardest part eva!!
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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.
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Ever so gently laying the fondant on.
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Cutting off the excess.
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My favorite photo. Checkout her face! She was so nervous.
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More fondant for the decorations. Oh lawdy, this fondant thing is not easy.
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Clean up is very important. Uh yes, I made her wash ALL of her pieces. I know - mean Mimi!
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Now for a bite.
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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.