Mother’s and Father’s Day Cakes!

Ok, time to catch up on the past 6 months!!! I’ve baked so many things, and even taken some pics, but have not got around to posting any of them until now. So consider yourselves warned: at least 3-5 new posts are going up in the next week or so! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s start with cakes. I’ve only really started getting into cakes the last year (I’ve been perfecting chocolate chip cookies since I was like 8 years old)! I was recently asked to make a Mother’s Day cake, and then later I was asked to make a Father’s Day cake.

I started both with just standard yellow and chocolate cake recipes, and made double layer cakes with vanilla buttercream filling and icing. That wasn’t too difficult. Then I had to decorate…

The only direction I was given for the Mother’s Day cake is that it was to be heart shaped. So I googled through some images and formed a plan. I iced the cake with white vanilla buttercream, then decorated with red. I started by edging the bottom and top with a star tip, then made the lacy design with a small round tip. This was very easy to do, yet looked so fancy! And there’s so much room for error with the lacy part – just make squiggles all over! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to use this technique much more in the future!

Photos by Alison Domzalski (alisondomzalski.com)

As for the Father’s Day cake, I was given no real instructions other than to use the colors red, blue, and yellow. It’s hard to think of good cake ideas for dad! ย I considered the standard cake decorations: flowers, pretty cursive writing, lacy swirly designs… then I pictured my dad making his “Are you kidding me?” face at these ideas and decided I needed to keep brainstorming! ย After some more googling, I had formed a more manly plan: a shirt and tie, like the ones you buy at the mall that are already paired up and in a nice ready-for-father’s-day package (although I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen my dad in a tie – thankfully, this cake was not for my dad). ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Alison
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 20:20:44

    go girl! i’m so happy to see this post! keep posting!! keep baking!! see you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

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