Monday, 7 May 2012

A Birthday Celebration

Good Monday Morning Everyone.

I hope you all had as good of a weekend as I did.  This weekend my youngest son turned 3 years old.  Each birthday I ask the kids what kind of a cake do you want and then run from there with their theme.  He told me he wanted a flower cake.  So not wanting to make a cake to girly I decided to combine that with one of his favorite things BUGS.  



I made this tree stump cake which was actually pretty easy to make.  I used a chocolate butter cream for the outside of the tree stump to give it a darker chocolate brown, this worked out perfect because this type of butter cream has a thicker consistency and was easy to make rough.  Makai helped me with this part we just used the back of a fork and pulled the icing until we got the look we wanted. 




For the top of the cake I used a regular butter cream icing in two colors that I piped on and then spread out with a knife.


The rest of the figures were made out of fondant, my favorite had to be the little mushrooms and the ladybugs. 


I would have to say my favorite part of making cakes is when the kids get up the next morning and the first thing they have to do is go and look at the finished cake and the excitement on their faces makes it all worth the while. 


26 comments:

A Brit of HAPPINESS said...

Hey Lisa, you did such a wonderful job on your son's birthday cake. I bet he was thrilled with it!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Lisa this cake is too cute for words! I could see those little sweeties smiles- and you are so right....that is what makes it so worth it! Adorable, great great job!

Liz said...

I love, love, love this cake! So beautiful and detailed! Liz

Amanda said...

I seriously think this is one of the cutest cakes I've ever seen! You really did an awesome job on it :)

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Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Incredible!! Your cake looks amazing and so well done. Your little one must have been so happy and excited to see it :) Happy Birthday to your son!

Nicola said...

So cute! Love how much effort you've put into this cake.

Cath said...

This looks awesome - a great way of making the theme boyish! Great work! Will be pinning this one!

Pamela R said...

What a cute theme and such a cute cake! I love it! Great job!

SayNotSweetAnne said...

I saw the thumbnail and I just had to look at this adorable cake! I love the woodland theme- I think its so whimsical, way to go! I'd love it if you would link up to Sweet Sharing Monday: http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-4/

odetoinspiration said...

Adorable cake!! You did a fantastic job!!

Shannon said...

This is amazing!! I love the ladybugs!! I am a new follower, I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime:)

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Mindie Hilton said...

adorable!

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks so yummu! Awesome job with the details.

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

This is really cute! Much better than the birthday cakes I make! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Adorable cake!

Winnie said...

Awesome cake!
I just loooooooooooove it

Mama Jodi said...

So funny that you posted this because my daughter's birthday is coming up, and she's just started asking for a log birthday. So random. If she sticks with it, I've been trying to design the cake (hobby of mine), and I usually work with fondant. I never thought frosting could do such a cool result. Thank you for sharing your techniques. We'll see if she sticks with theme. Thanks! Jodi@ www.meaningfulmama.com

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! So adorable! Great job!!!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

This is Just Adorable! So much fun. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Katie Goldsworthy said...

That turned out so cute! I love it...a tree stump cake!

Thanks for linking it up!
--Katie

Toodie said...

I absolutely love it! How cute and creative! Ahem...my birthday is in August, hint hint.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Fabulous job on the cake! You are so creative Lisa! I love all the little bugs on it...just perfect! Angie xo

Marilyn Clark said...

OMG...how cute is this?!!

Claiming Our Space said...

Oh my goodness! This is amazing and so cute. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Kadie said...

I LOVE it!! My boys would be over the moon with a cake like this! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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