Sunday, February 1, 2009

Not bad for an amateur...

So....Mack's birthday is coming up and tomorrow we have his 1 year portraits scheduled at the photographer. At this session, he is going to do the "destroy the cake" thing....not to be confused with this is your first birthday party and here is your official "first birthday" cake....nor to be confused with the "first cupcake" he already had with his cousins last week. This cake is just for a photo op. LOL... I have been thinking for weeks about what I wanted this cake to be.

I could not get my favorite bakery to make me a supersize cupcake and not wanting to pay a fortune elsewhere for something that would just get destroyed and tossed...I decided to bake and decorate it myself. At least if it stunk, I would have no one else to blame. After scouring the internet for ideas and references, using every moment that Mack was napping to do R&D and spending the last 3 days molding supersize chocolate cupcake cups, baking cakes, practicing each step on standin cakes and ultimately spending a fortune on stuff I "might" use and on the practice materials....the above is what I just finished... I think I'm finished... I figure I will walk away and see what it says to me in the morning...

I am rather pleased with how it turned out considering I have not decorated a cake in decades..at best a Christmas cookie as far as my skills have gone in quite some time. I will update with destroyer "after" pics soon!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I think this cupcake looks completely perfect.

Carol said...

Dear Mack,

Happy Birthday!

Love
Aunt Carol