Another year, another decorated cake 🙂 My husband can't wrap his head around why these cakes tend to take on such an importance in my mind…particularly a cake that my 1 year old wasn't even going to get to eat!
This pan is actually the Storybook Doll pan that my mom used for my first birthday party, so it was even cooler to make.
The cake recipe is the one from the Gluten-free cupcakes that I posted
last week, only with cake flour replacing the gluten free flour mix and
real eggs. The recipe makes just the right amount for the cake pan or
two round layers–no need to double.
Simple Buttercream Frosting (I had to double this for this design)
So, yesterday it was my son’s 2nd birthday and we had a pretty great party. We rented a room at DramaZone (the venue at which we are currently holding our classes) and I ordered a ton of Elmo Plates and assorted sundries pretty reasonably priced from the Oriental Trading Company. We had my son’s Music Together teacher, Danny, come to entertain the restless natives for a bit…many mini bagels and other finger foods were consumed by all–and then it was time for the piece de resistance–the Elmo cake that I had been icing at 3am the night before instead of getting some much-needed beauty sleep.