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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cake of the Month

My crafty friend Claire and I have been talking about baking and crafting together for awhile now (since they moved in one house over from ours this past summer!) and finally decided that we are going to make a different cake each month. I thought it would be fun to blog and share about it with all of you!

Last Tuesday we decided to try fondant for the first time. It was fun and smooth and pretty and we'll definitely be using it again.

However, the cake was a little more work then we thought it was going to be...

4-6:30pm: bake cakes, make gum paste, look up designs
6:30-7:30pm: attend a very fun Magpie party hosted by Iuliana
7:30-11:30pm: crumb frost cake, roll fondant, cover cake, make designs out of gum paste, attempt and eventually succeed in attaching our designs to the cake!

Here are some pretty pictures -

fondant on the top tier

stacked tiers

birds made of gum paste

we were very excited for the finished photos to be taken because that meant we were done!

We're really excited for our next baking night when we'll be making Easter cakes. Yes, I did say cakes, as in more then one. We both will be traveling our separate ways to visit family for Easter and our only solution is to bake two cakes :)

Stay tuned, blogging friends!


  1. I love it! You two did a beautiful job!

  2. this cake is gorgeous!! very impressive. cute blog!

  3. That is amazing...especially for your first try! It looks like you are experts already.

  4. Thanks! I'm glad that I had a friend to try fondant with. I was always a little nervous to use it.

  5. So so cute! You would never guess this was a first attempt. Great job!

  6. absolutely gorgeous! I'm excited to read your upcoming cake posts. :)

    x Emily

  7. The top left birdie has ANTLERS.

    Gorgeous cake :-)