Thursday, January 31, 2013

e's cake.



I got a lot of compliments on Elisabeth's birthday cake. (thank you!) I just wanted to share how simple it really was to decorate. Step one: get a really cool and fancy frosting deco pen for christmas. step two: stalk pinterest for cake ideas (i chose this one) Step three: buy and make a cake from a box. step four: buy pre-made vanilla icing and dye it pink, because well ... the birthday girl requested pink frosting. step 5: put all children to sleep, except the birthday girl /// watch american girl: kit kittrigde with her while you frost the cake /// frost the cake like you normal would. step 6: load the pen and use the frosting tip shown in the above photo (i honestly have to idea what it is called, and i am to tired to google it.) Step 7: use your pen (note: a bag with a tip would do just as good of a job) and start making circles. keep making "circle flowers" until there is no more space. Step 8: birthday girl decided there needed to be sprinkles and a cupcake on the cake. add sprinkles and a cupcake /// top with banner.

and wahla approximately 6 hours later* you have a simple and oh so pretty cake that cost $3.00 to make. 

* 6 hour time lapse accommodated for dinner, a baby that wanted to be held,  bath time, bed time, and giggle time.

14 comments:

danica + stephen said...

that is such a cute cake! what a great idea to do a cute cake with so little money!

Krystal said...

whoa that is gorgeous! even with the cupcake, haha!

michelle @ this little light said...

It's amazing!

beth said...

oh, you get mother of the year for this- it's divine! xo

17 Perth said...

I am seriously impressed! I have already decided that this year I am making my husband's birthday cake (in march), great advice! Thanks. It turned out great!

Kelly said...

You did an amazing job.

Leah said...

what a lovely cake! love all the detail on it. great job!

Hanna said...

WOW. I LOVE This cake!!! Awesome job mama!!!!!!

Susan Liberatore said...

Truly amazing!! I am going to give it a try!

bandofbrothers said...

oh wow!!! love!

Care said...

Great baking/decorating skills darling! Turned out just perfect!!

Jessica said...

I'm thinking through both my girls parties and you've given me a little inspiration. Love the cake...it's beautiful.

beth said...

Christina! I bug Maggie all the time about how much we all miss her blog---going to pass this message on stat! She's such a bubbly, happy, positive person, the world needs a whole bunch of people like her that's for sure! xo

(she closed her daycare and works outside the home now so she doesn't have much time at home)

Katie said...

that is so impressive! It looks beautiful!