What better way to spend your birthday than BAKING?! Go figure though, it wasn’t a cake for me. This weekend one of my sweet little neighbors is turning five. Though her mother is also a fantastic baker, she, for some reason, requested I make her daughter’s cake! Little M requested a princess cake so this is what I came up with. I searched online for a while looking for inspiration but didn’t find too many things. I did, however find the idea to use the ice cream cones as spires, so that was a big bonus.
To assemble my cake I used two cake mix boxes (chocolate) and with those I filled a 9×13 pan, an 8 inch round pan, a 6 inch round pan and 6 cupcake holes. I stacked them, naturally, large to small and then used the cupcakes to support my ice cream cone spires. I used some inexpensive $1 bag spiced gum drops from Walmart for the edging and then also added some piped stars in purple for another accent. The cupcake part was hubby’s idea. He’s so clever. He even volunteered and did a little icing this evening to help me out since I was decorating, cleaning, mowing the lawn, etc. Gotta love him!
I put the all important crumb layer on the entire cake and let it set in the fridge before frosting, but for some reason it didn’t do all that great of a job keeping the crumbs away. Also, since my crumb layer was white I definitely had some issues with it come through the pink. It’s not a perfect cake, but hopefully little M won’t care about the imperfections and she will be so happy to have a castle.
I made my husband use our Blockbuster free movie coupon to get Julie and Julia. I thought it was appropriate given our new endeavor here. He told me I better never talk to him the way Julie spoke to her husband when she got frustrated! He said that would be the end of 30D30B. Guess I better watch my manners!!! :)