Saturday, April 4, 2009

One way to spend a Friday night . . .

Making and decorating this Minnie Mouse cake for my granddaughter's 5th birthday party was what I did for my Friday night entertainment. :)

I was pleased with the outcome -- especially since I didn't have a MM cake pan! Can you believe that the pan cost $70? I told my DIL not to buy it that I could use a pic from the internet and transfer it to the cake, and . . . it worked!

The bottom cake was chocolate fudge and Minnie was confetti. It weighted a "ton" but no wonder , you're looking at 4 cake mixes minus what I cut away to shape Minnie!

Last year I made a Cinderella cake for her party. Poor Cinderella looked as if she had been over sprayed at the tanning salon and desperately needed a nose job! It's a wonder I was asked to make Minnie this year :)
See for yourself.

Pitiful isn't she?
This cake was for B's 4th Birthday.

3rd birthday was Strawberry Shortcake
This was a homemade strawberry cake - yum!

2nd birthday - Care Bear (Rainbow Bear)
This was a chocolate fudge cake.

1st Birthday
B was in love with ducks back then and the color

The duck was a lemon pound cake and the "bathtub" was orange cake.

This little cake was for her to "dig" into and she certainly did!
She had a princess crown as her party hat so I put a crown on the cake.
This cake was a white cake.

I didn't intend for this post to be the cake hall of fame but its fun to reminisce sometimes isn't it?
Have a restful evening.



MiMi said...

WOW! You are so talented! I can't believe that you made such a beautiful MM with no pan! (That's crazy that the pan costs $70!)

What a special treat for your granddaughter to have you make her cake for her birthday celebration! Hope it's a great one!

Mindy said...


Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

what cute cakes!!!! you are a pro!

Sherry said...

Oh, Beth! If you could see me do them, you would know I'm not a pro -- not even close!

But thank you for saying it anyway!:)

valerie said...

Sherry the cakes look great! I am very impressed!

Grammy and Olivia said...

All of those cakes are awesome. Love the Minnie Mouse. "Mi Mouse" has recently become Olivia's new favorite character.

annie's eyes said...

Hmmm. I'm going to need a wedding cake soon for daughter #2! You are very good at this cake thing. I know your granddaughter loved it! Enjoy your birthday celebration. Love, Annette

Lois Lane II said...

That is awesome! I need you to come down here and bake cakes for my kids (whenever I have them, haha!).

Misty said...

Wow! Such talent...I could show you Kiddo's first birthday cakes...I made turtles - little ones and one big one. They were cute - but not great like yours! :o) You are such a great grandma! Maybe I will do a post about all of his birthdy adventures...that WOULD be fun!

Georgia Jan said...

Sherry: I LOVE THESE Cakes and can't wait to have a grandchild birthday party! My first and only grandchild at this time...will be one in August and I'm already excited about his party!

You put the Grand in Grandmother with these cakes!

Love your blog! God Bless you,

Because He Lives,
Georgia Jan

TCKK said...

How adorable! You have quite a talent there! Love the Minnie Cake most.