Saturday, October 27, 2007

2 Twice

Next in the birthday line-up was Laney. We had intended to have a family party for her birthday, but she was not feeling well. The party was postponed one night and we had a small celebration with a last minute ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. Forget the Motrin, in Laney's book ice cream was the perfect fever reducer.

Laney's Birthday

After one night of medication, Laney was feeling much better, so it was time to celebrate her 2nd birthday with my mom, John and my grandparents (Guagua and Popie) and the cake. At the moment, Laney loves flowers (flaw), yellow (yell-low) Elmo (melmo) and frog (fras). Let me tell you it was a bit of a challenge to incorporate all of these things into a cake, but here is what I came up with (you can click on any of the pictures to see them bigger in Flickr):

Laney's Cake - Side

Laney's Cake - Top

Laney's Cake - Close up

Fondant Frog - Front

It was a chocolate cake with meringue buttercream frosting. I decided to try meringue buttercream and loved it. It was more work to make, but worth it - I will be using this recipe from now on. The decorations were made from fondant with the exception of Elmo; I bought him and covered the fish tank he was holding with a "Laney is 2" sticker. The fondant was shiny because I had to refrigerate the cake when Laney got sick - I don't think she minded though:

Laney's Birthday Repeat



Greenie Gardens said...

That cake was sooo good! Tasted delicious! Besides my birthday cake, this was my favoite!

jbrealtor said...

That cake is beautiful. You are such a talented "fondant artiste"!!

Marianna said...

Love the lip licking picture! She was definitely on her way to a full recovery!

That is a great cake! As always!

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable cake! I think the shiny is nice! She looks ready to eat it!

Dolly said...

Mmmmmmm yummy the cake looks delish!
I am so glad Laney was feeling up to partying for her number 2~~~~

Do share the frosting recipe! I am always on the look out for a great frosting recipe!

Hugz, Dolly

Sue said...

What special memories your cakes will be for your children. I'm glad little Laney is feeling better and able to enjoy her adorable custom designed and created confection.

Kathy said...

AWESOME cake! I love how you incorporated everything she likes right now.

You must be exhausted though with all of the birthdays you have celebrated!

October is almost over now, so hopefully you can relax a little bit now. I am tired for you! LOL

Glad everyone is starting to feel better!

Julie said...

Adorable!!! That cake is so adorable!

I am back to blogging and would love it if you could stop by and vote on something I am trying to make a decision about. Thanks!

Susie Q said...

The cake is too sweet for words but oh that face. That precious face is so very smoochable!
How cute is she??
I am so glad she was feeling well enough to enjoy it all!

Warm hugs,

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful job on the cake! I've heard that fondant doesn't taste that great -- is that true? Does the real frosting offset the taste? It looks yummy!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

An Elmo cake. I love it. You are so talented! My kids get Costco cakes, with a character stuck on top. I am certain now that they must feel deprived. You've made some great memories for those little sweeties!


catherine said...

I sure hope she is feeling better soon,
she is so darn cute!, and your cake is of course fantastic!
......on another note
for some strange reason your comments aren't coming through on my email, so I have missed you quite a few times, so hope you know I am still thinking about you and wishing you and your family well!
big hugs.

Emily said...

The cakes are absolutely beautiful!

Aimee said...

Such an impressive job on the cake! Laney is such a cutie!!

Kari said...

Glad Laney's illness didn't last long and that cake is INCREDIBLE! I'm not sure why we can't meet halfway between MI and TX for my birthday next year. lol I really NEED one of your cakes! Laney looks adorable. Of course. (What else is new, right? lol)

Mirre said...

Happy belated birthday!
That cake looks fabulous!!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

that photo with her licking her lips looking at that amazing cake......priceless!