Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Birthday Bake-a-thon

I've said it before and I'll say it again, July is the month I love to hate.
Hansel. Prince Charming. Cinderella.
All born in July.
The 15th. The 25th. The 26th.
Each one gets their own cake. On their own day.
(Yeah, I know!)
This year, Hansel wanted a Ghost Rider cake.
(What the hell?)
"Wouldn't you rather have a Pirates of the Caribbean cake?"
Noo-oo, Mommy. I want a Ghost Rider cake!
Feeling uninspired, I took the easy way out. I bought mini-action figures from the movie and decided to recreate an alleged cemetery battle scene on a 9x13 cake. Sprinkled Oreo cookie crumbs to resemble dirt. Printed out black and white photos of tombstones and glued them onto toothpicks.
Viola. Instant cemetary.

Think he liked it?

Cinderella wanted a garden theme cake.
Lucky for me, I just bought this pan and was able to whip up these little beauties in no time.

I add a little green food coloring to coconut to use as "grass" for the bugs.
It was much easier to pipe on the frosting accents than to frost each cakelet.

Each guest got their own cakelet. No cutting. No one fighting over who had the bigger piece.
Each one a perfect serving-size.

Until next year...


canape said...

I am highly highly impressed!

Kat said...

I love that picture of Hansel! It just says it all.