I've started a HORRIBLE tradition.
I've been making Hannah's birthday cakes every year.
And every year, there's more pressure to top the last one...and do whatever character she decides she wants...
I had to talk her down from Murray (from the Wiggles - I don't create edible humans) to Dorothy the dinosaur. I believe I can manage that one.
Every year I say I'm going to buy a stupid cake and every year my friends guilt me into making another one.
This year my sister asked me to help her with a Super Mario cake for my nephew's birthday. KILL ME NOW.
I think my cakes turn out pretty well...but I hate every step of it.
Every one else seems to love it.
So I'm not sure whether my tip is to give it a try or to NEVER start a tradition like this!
Either way...enjoy some of my VERY amateur work :)
This is Hannah's first birthday cake, and my first attempt at making a character cake.
For birthday number two, Hannah Banana chose Dora!
This hideous piece of garbage was Carrie's baby shower cake that LIQUIFIED after I tried to freeze it. I didn't even serve this embarrassment. It was my first attempt with fondant.
This butterfly was Hannah's 3rd birthday cake. After the baby shower cake I decided NOT to do one at all - but at the last minute, I threw this one together.
This is the most recent cake. Fresh and not even eaten yet! Well, it'll be eaten in a few hours. This is iced cake covered with fondant. Super Mario! He's my favorite I think!