** 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.