Tuesday, 1 July 2014

How it all got started....

So let me just start off by saying this....I am not a baker....or a photographer...or a blogger, just a girl with a stand mixer. With that being said, I am on a cake decorating journey and I have decided to share my adventures.  And what better place to start than all the way back to the beginning...

I'm not going to lie, sometimes I come up with some crazy ideas.  They always start off small and fairly harmless but they somehow morph into craziness.  So 2 years ago, a dear friend of mine adopted a little boy just about to turn 3 years old.  I decided that since she didn't get to have a traditional baby shower, I'd throw her an adoption party.  And what's the best kind of party to throw a 3 year old boy?  Why, a pirate party of course!!!  Easy Peasy - treasure hunt, pinata, photo booth, a cake and 100 of our closest friends!!  Haha, I can't actually remember how many people came but it felt like one hundred.  Luckily my mother in law lives out in the country and has converted her huge barn into a party barn!  I feel like every family needs a party barn!  (Side note: my 2 year old just got ahold of a piping bag and is currently squeezing buttercream straight into her mouth - does that count as dinner?)

My sister-in-law (Katie) is my party planning partner.  I'm not sure which of us came up with the idea to make our own cake, but the idea was born.  And we weren't just going to make any cake, we were going to make a FOUR layered treasure chest cake!

We had no idea what we were doing, and in hindsight, it's a miracle it stayed together.  We baked 4 slab cakes, stacked 3 of them (without any supports) and placed foil wrapped gold coins and candy necklaces on top. Then we gently placed the 4th slab cake on top.  We iced it with frosting in a can (remember the part about this being the beginning) and dragged a fork through it to create the textured look. The yellow studs were candy we bought at the bulk store and the keyhole was carved out of a piece of fruit leather.  We put brown sugar down for "sand" and the guest of honor shoved a coin into the top of the chest before we snapped any other shots.  It's like the saying goes - it's my party and I can shove a coin in my cake if I want too....

Anyways, there it is in all it's glory! My first cake!

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1 comment:

  1. haha I can't believe Taylor did that!