Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Star Wars Cake for Jack :)

Cakes are usually my gift at family birthdays. Especially when the lego set to decorate that cake costs so darn much! Anyways, I love to create cakes for the nieces and nephews of the fam. I obviously don't make cakes for myself on a regular basis, so it keeps me in practice. Also, when I'm doing a family birthday cake, I get to use my mama's kitchen, which is really the only way I can make a cake. She has a kitchen table that is larger than all of my counter space put together and a plethora of addition kitchen space, and an extra fridge that is usually fully able to store my creation for the day, with out being touched.
Well, here's the cake.. Yellow cake (from a box, and not overcooked) with my chocolate buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache, and chocolate sprinkles!


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And of course, the birthday boy, licking the buttercream off the legos. Which by the way, made martin's day, getting to set up that whole lego scene. I felt like I was married to a 12 year old for about an hour and a half :) I think he'll like when he has a little one around so he doesn't have to pretend he doesn't love toys as much as he does :)


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4 comments:

  1. this is sooooo cool! it hard to imagine jack letting anyone cut into that masterpiece of a cake. oh, and great job martin! i may have to hire you to do a repeat for cole's bday! cuz i absolutely LOVE it! and know he would too!

    p.s. your chocolate buttercream icing is EVIL! i have to make a double batch, so there's enough left after snitching, licking, tasting, sampling, sneaking, etc. to actually frost anything!

    p.s.s. will you just stop me at church and ask to follow me home next time you see me? or even just swing around afterward, if you don't see me, cuz i can't seem to remember on my own on sundays that i still have your gift here. i only seem to remember when i'm looking at your blog, and adoring your creations. (ha...is that a give-away that it's something for the kitchen? oh...what a surprise! lol)

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  2. Cutest ever! It looks amazing and yummy!

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  3. Jonna! Yes I will "try" and remember to find you next week. I am the worlds best at forgetting things, so we'll see what really happens. Good luck with the frosting! A double batch happens everynow and then for me and it is a lot of buttercream, and work!

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  4. A cake you can honestly say was made by you and Martin. And we couldn't have loved it more. Jack was so happy when he saw it. It couldn't have been better!!! Thanks for making his birthday so memorable. I think my boys get more excited about the cake Aunt Kristin is going to make for them then they do about the gifts I buy them. You and Martin are the best!

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