I'm sure you've heard the sayings before -- the carpenter's house is never finished -- the cobblers kids have no shoes -- etc. In years past, I have always taken additional cake orders the week of my children's birthdays. The problem with that - as I ran out of time during the week - it was always my kids cakes that I made the adjustments on and started cutting details in order to make my cake deadlines for my "paying customers". I realized it wasn't fair to my kids and every year would say I wouldn't take any other cakes during my child's birthday next year!
Well, this year I honored that!
This was Megan's 9th Birthday Cake!! We invited 10 girls over for a sleepover and would you believe that ALL 10 GIRLS were able to attend!! Megan and I started on Saturday working on details because I knew with all the gobs I have to bake each week my time would be limited later on to work on the details.
I posted the finished cake on my Facebook page (click here for link) but thought I would show some of the details that you might have missed from the larger photo.
First off, Megan helped with A LOT of the cake details. She made the pizza's herself (including the pieces of pepperoni and green peppers), she made a good bit of the girl's hair, the popcorn bowl with popcorn and helped with the faces! Mind you -- she just turned 9! I may have a helper in a few years.
Anyway... here are some cake photos! I hope you enjoy this project as much as I ENJOYED doing it with her :-)
The entire cake from a distance.
The girl's on the bottom of the bed. One has fallen asleep, one is excited to be here and the last one is eating an ice cream cone in bed.
These are close-ups of the girls at the top of the bed. Some have fallen asleep and the others are tucked in, but still awake.
The girls in their sleeping bags on the carpet. One is eating a bag of chips, one took her slippers off to paint her finger and toe nails and the last one is reading a book and eating a bowl of popcorn.
Megan with her cake - before we cut it!
It's me, Cheri - the author...
I've been baking for quite a few years now and some of my projects have been so fun! I work with my customer - sometimes they just provide me with a "theme" and sometimes they have specific ideas about what they want - but all are baked and decorated with my customers suggestions and ideas in mind. I wanted to start this "blog" to occasionally elaborate on some of my "funnest" (yes, I'm going to use that word) projects :-). These are those special projects that turned out exactly - or better than - I envisioned them! Happy baking everyone!!