Please forgive the short interruptions we have from laundry this week. Yesterday I guest posted on Preparing for Morning Sickness and today we’re talking birthday cake ideas. For all of you laundry lovers, we’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming in a day or so!
I’m participating in FishMama’s Birthday Cake Round-Up today!
When my son Davis turned 3, I wanted to make him a Thomas Birthday Cake. But I had zero (and I mean zero) decorating skills. So for all of you who are a little cake-challenged, you can try using sugar wafer discs.
I melted the discs in the microwave in a bowl and then spread in a thin layer on wax paper while it was still warm and spreadable. I made a template of the design that I wanted to use and then placed it over the cooled sugar discs.
Using an ultra-sharp knife, I carved the design from the template into the cooled sugar wafers. The excess easily broke off and I carefully placed the wafer design on my cake.
For this cake, I baked two 9 x 13” cakes and cut the front edge of the top one off to make a shelf. I had a Thomas candle sit on the little ledge with three single candles. I had the idea to pipe in a black railroad track for the Thomas candle to run on, but alas. I ran out of time!
(Yes, I am painfully aware that I placed the cake on the cake board upside down. Thomas and his friends are completely upside down…sigh)
A plethora of birthday cake ideas are waiting over at Life as MOM. Go check them out!