January 29, 2015

January 27, 2015

Planes Fire & Rescue Cake

Last week was Dude’s 7th birthday!  Since his birthday fell on a holiday, he invited a few of his classmates over for a movie party (and he took some amazing Hot Cocoa Cookies to school the next day!)

Originally, he was going to watch Planes with his friends, so we sent out the invitations.

Then, the week of his birthday, Hubs bought Planes Fire and Rescue , so he switched to that, along with a Fire & Rescue Cake.

And then the fun began!

First, to construct the cake, I made a double batch of my absolute favorite: Rich Chocolate Cake.  I baked it into two 8-inch square pans, a small batter bowl, and a 1-cup oven safe bowl (note – if using a batter bowl, place a greased flower nail in the bottom for even baking).

January 22, 2015

Fossil Cookies

As part of his Dinosaur/Volcano Birthday, Spud also asked for cookies!  Given the theme, fossil cookies seemed in order!

These are some of the easiest cookies you can make, plus the kids can help out!  Start off with some sugar cookie dough (I used the baking soda option on this recipe), cut it into circles and press little dinosaurs into each cookie (kids love this part!)

Then, just before baking, sprinkle each cookie lightly with cinnamon sugar.  Bake as directed and you’re done!  They’re easy and cute!

January 19, 2015

Erupting Volcano Cake

Today I’m finally sharing Spud’s birthday cake from back in August!  I have absolutely no idea why I didn’t share it then, but at least we get to enjoy some warm weather photos in the middle of winter!

For his 4th birthday, Spud wanted an Erupting Volcano Cake with Dinosaurs.  Yep, he was SUPER specific!  I went back and forth for awhile about how exactly I was going to have that volcano erupting.  I kept imagining Junior High Science Fairs with baking soda and vinegar!  The problem, of course being that that would ruin the cake!

Eventually, I decided to use candy melts!  I melted some red and orange candies and spread them out on silicon mats to dry.  Once they were solid again I just stuck them into the top of the volcano!

January 15, 2015

Mickey Mouse Cake

Oh.  Hello.

Remember when I used to post here?

I have a whole lot of backlog, so I’m hoping to post on a more regular basis again (New Years Resolution and all).

Let’s start off with a super fun Mickey Mouse Cake!

This Mickey Cake was for a first birthday party.  I decided to do buttercream instead of fondant since the top layer was going to be removed and used as a smash cake!

Don’t miss the other Mickey cakes here and here…and the Minnie cake here!

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