Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Girly Cake

This was my daughters creation, she designed it. She was very specific about what she wanted and stood by my side the whole time telling me what to do. She wanted a turquoise cake with the purse on top and candy jewelry all over it. I think it is a good compromise between the two cakes we were looking at in THIS post.
She was thrilled with the final results.

I was running out of time and didn't know how I was going to get the handle on the purse to stand up. I had floral wire on hand, but it wasn't working with the fondant. That's when I thought of restringing the candy beads onto the wire. I think it worked nicely. I also used the floral wire to attach all the candy necklaces to the cake.
I know it looks a little busy, but it didn't seam quite so crazy in real life.
Thanks for all your ideas and suggestions. In the end I let her make all the calls.

*Also I have to tell you I tried THIS fondant recipe instead of my usual. I have to admit, I am in LOVE. If you are thinking of trying fondant you should give it a go. It was so easy and worked like a dream. Thank you Laura for sharing Peggy's recipe with me.
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43 comments:

Chris said...

Holy Shamoley. What an amazing cake. How cool that your daughter has a mom to make the cake of her dreams.

Kylie said...

I'm 38 in two weeks and I would love this cake!!!

It's so gorgeous and girly, good job!!!

Momma B said...

The cake is awwwwwwwwwwesome!

Jessica said...

this is way better than those other two cakes. you win, mom of the year.

Cha Cha said...

Your creative spirit blows me away everytime. And to think you didn't even know what you were going to do just the other day. I love it, hope she had a great birthday and you all had wonderful family time.

Cha Cha

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

WOW!!! I just have to say that it turned out WONDERFUL!!! I will be featureing this cake on my blog this week!! Love it!!

Marcia said...

It's amazing, Kalleen! But really, really, is anyone surprised? Your kids are lucky, indeed. Sometimes my kids don't get their bday cakes until a month later. I'm not proud of that fact, but it is a fact. Other times I get Aunt Jenny to decorate one for me. :)

Laura W. said...

Wow, that turned out AMAZINGLY cute! I'm not kidding, I thought you were showing us a picture of a professional cake 1st, and then you'd show us your version of it. (That didn't sound nice - lol - you know what I mean, right?:) Happy b-day to your little lady!

Ashleigh said...

Oh. My. Goodness!

I love it!!!!! It is perfect.

You are a genius, my friend.

Tami said...

glad to see lydia got the 3 tiers she wanted. wish we were there to share it with you.

Theresa said...

That is SPECTACULAR!

Pinkie said...

I loved this cake so much that I added it to a blog post. Hope that's okay.

The Girl Creative said...

I basically have no words for this cake. You go girl!!! :)

AForestFrolic said...

Wow, that is amazing! I am so scared of trying fondant, but that is so cute...I might have to try it for one of my girls! They would love the candy jewelry...oh my!

Jamie :)

Kaysi said...

OH my goodness, that is adorable!!! I love it and I'm sure she did too!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

WOW! The cake is BEAUTIFUL!

Candi said...

What a beauty! So adorable!

janimal said...

That cake is incredible! What a lucky girl.

I'm passing on a blog award to you. http://delilahsmomma.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-award.html

Take care,
Janimal

Cindy said...

Kalleen,
Amazing cake! I love your blog, too.

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

That cake is incredible! WOW!!! You rock!

Sarah said...

Kalleen, this cake is amazing! Another great project friend! Love it!
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Wow! I'd like one of those for MY birthday! You are really talented. And your daughter too for designing it. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Jamee said...

hi kalleen- i love this cake absolutely beautiful- i featured it on my blog today at jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

Sue Sparks said...

Love it, love it, love it! You are one busy and talented mom! Sounds like your daughter is following in your footsteps

Jessabells said...

Wow, what a great cake!! That is one lucky little girl!

MandeeFranee said...

that is an absolutely AMAZING cake!!! :)

Emelie said...

Way Cuter than the inspiration cakes!

Connie said...

Very nice. You did an amazing job on that cake. Any little girl, or big girl for that matter, would be thrilled to have one of those.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

You are absolutely amazing! That is gorgeous, your daughter must have been thrilled! I've never tried working with fondant, but I may have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

This is AMAZING! I wish I had your cake skills. And I love that your daughter designed it. ;)

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Cassie said...

I think you/she did a great job!!!!
I love it!!!
=)

Ginger said...

You nailed this one sista!!! My sister and I made a castle cake one year for my oldest daughter and we joked that "it didn't turn out quite like it was in our heads". Of course it didn't help that we were in the hardware store shopping for PVC 1 hour before her party.

You are a great Mom to make her dreams come true! My Mom made my wedding dress (that I helped her design). It is so nice to have a Mom that will make your dreams come to life! She's a lucky girl!

Jenny said...

I love it!

Doda said...

Wow! that turned out brilliant!

Heather said...

Visiting from Tatertots. What a wonderful cake, and I'm definitely going to have to visit that MarioKart cake. My oldest would love that!

Heather said...

Your daughter has great taste that cake is adorable you did a wonderful job!

Jenglamgirl said...

JUST DARLING IN EVERY SINGLE WAY. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Plus I adore handbags, BRILLIANT! Jenn

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is seriously one of the cutest cakes I've seen in a long time. Like "Ace of Cakes" cool. I love it!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Oh wow!! You are so amazing with cakes!! I'll have to show this one to my daughter in hopes that she would fall in love with it and forget about having another Sonic the Hedgehog party!!

Bethany said...

I am in awe and am inspired to maybe... one day... try fondant. Thank you for the inspiration (and for sharing the recipe)!

Jen.Jensen said...

Simply amazing!

Heather Hurt said...

I, too, have rcntly fell in love w/ cake making. So, I've gotten every book on the planet (U must have Confetti Cakes in ur personal library) and have several friends that do this for a living. Not to mention the inspiration on TV w/ all of the cake shows now. But, I pretty much do what you did, researching online. In fact, my favorite fondant rec is the same one you use! I've tried several recipes and the storebought stuff~ TERRIBLE! The MM is my FAVORITE! A little tip (if you want, no biggie), In lou of the 2-5T of water, I use 1T water, 1T vanilla extract, 1/2T butter extract, 1/2T almond extract, and 1/2t salt. It literally tastes like hardened buttercream icing. Those are the same flavors I put in my icing... If you make another cake, I implore you to try it! The rec is soo sweet, that salt really helps identify the flavors.

Zane Wooder said...

That cake is beyond amazing. My mom thinks she worked hard for my cake when I was four but this cake looks way harder to make. Looks amazing.

zane

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