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A Sixtieth Surprise!

My Aunt Non (Rhonda) turns Sixty on Easter Sunday! I don’t care if she gets mad that I announced her age, as I will when I turn 60 if I look even half as good as she does!

So Robin (my cousin, Non’s daughter) asked me if I would make a small cake for her birthday party. She was going to make two dozen cupcakes and I was to feed the rest of the expectant 40 guests.

She informed me she loved banana and the decorating colors were aqua blue and red. She left the design up to me.

This cake was harder than most, as Non is the one that taught me everything I know about baking and decorating cakes. She is the master craftswoman! To create a cake for the woman that taught me cakes was an honor.

I decided on baking two 8″ round cakes and one 6″ round cake to go on top. I went with a banana/vanilla blend cake. The 8″ cakes were stacked and iced with banana cream cheese and then covered in aqua tinted marshmallow fondant. The top tier was the same flavor cake but covered in buttercream tinted red and piped as rosettes.

I wrapped a chevron strip red/white ribbon around the base,and placed two large tweed flowers on the side and top. I formed a bow to place on top with the flower to bring it all together.

I then cut aqua fondant flowers to place around the cake, piped a red buttercream center in each one, piped “60” on the bottom tier flower and called it complete.

Non, I love you to pieces and am so excited to spend this Birthday Surprise with you. You have been a blessing to me each and every day of my life. I couldn’t have wished, hoped or been given a better Aunt than the one the Good Lord gave me. I love you!

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Mardi Gras Sweet 16

Ben’s cousin called and wanted a cake for their daughter and a friend, Autum and Tara.  They would share this cake for their Sweet Sixteen Birthdays.  They chose the Mardi Gras theme, a three tier vanilla cake with buttercream to feed 50.

We began by baking two 6″, two 8″ and two 10″ round cakes.  After individually icing each tier with different Mardi Gras theme colored buttercream, 10″ – Purple, 8″ – Green, 6″ – Yellow, we stacked all three cakes.  We piped a diamond type pattern on each tier in the color of the cake above and then piped in cornelli lace to fill the areas.  We piped a large bead border on each tier and then placed Mardi Gras beads around each layer.  We placed a small mask to adorn the bottom tier and a large mask with feather for the topper.  Finally we piped “Happy Sweet 16 Autum & Tara” and called it complete!

Thanks, Brandon and Christy, for allowing us to create such a fun, colorful cake.  We hope the girls have an absolutely amazing day!

 

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A Gamer Boy’s Birthday

Gloria, a co-worker of Ben’s, wanted a cake for Isaiah who loves the Xbox.  She wanted a chocolate cake to feed 15 with anything that dealt with the gaming system.

We baked a 12″ square chocolate cake and covered in buttercream.  We mixed up many shades of green buttercream and piped the waves like you see on the box that the system is packaged in as well as the starting screen when the system boots up.  We piped the green circles that you find in the  Xbox 360 logo as well as the Xbox logo with the name in the middle.  Ben created the controller from fondant and colored in the buttons with edible markers.  We placed a power button on the front and it was complete.

Happy Birthday, Isaiah.  We hope you had a fun birthday and enjoyed your playful cake!

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