Saturday, November 26, 2011

Woodland Friends Cake for Sophie's 1st Birthday

Inspired by finger puppets I made for all the 1 year old nieces this year, lucky little Sophie got them on her cake too! Hope everyone enjoys it tomorrow for the party!
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Woodland Friends...

Here are the finger puppets I made and used as my cake idea!!
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Woodland Friends Cake being made...

First off... sorry it has been so long since the last post on this blog! Its not for lack of time in the kitchen.... I have been focused more on breads and cooking. I guess I could pop that on here too, but the cakes, cookies and cupcakes are so much more fun to look at! That being said... I was asked to do Sophie's 1st birthday cake so of course, I had to make the super moist chocolate cake I do so well (from scratch).

You can't see it due to the icing, but there is a layer of chocolate icing and a layer of  cream cheese icing as the filling

I didn't ice the lower half as I am going to ice it with chocolate icing for the 'ground' of the  forest

Basic outline of the trees

I tried to give the trees a bit of a 3D look using a star tip and dragging the icing

I like the cake just like this personally... haha... very outdoorsy

I used the same stencils I drew for the puppets on the cake. I freeze cake as it is much easier to work with especially when needing to cut out small details

Here they are!  Next time I would consider icing before placing them on the cake as it might be easier to ice on the sides. Ultimately, I am a perfectionist and it really doesn't matter if they aren't done perfectly, it will still taste yummy!

I iced trees on the sides of the cake too... I like it when a theme covers as much of the cake as possible

Can't wait to see what Sophie thinks!
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