Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Its a month of birthdays at my house! Today is my hubby's and I'd like to wish him a very happy birthday!

I had plans for a very pretty "professional" cake, but with a combination of a lack of time and experience, this is what I ended up with! Please don't laugh... I did put a lot of love into it!

I wanted to make my NC State fan an NC State Cake! These are links to the kinds of cakes I dreamed of making:



and Here.

Oh, well, Next time.

The hardest thing was that the icing wouldn't get red enough, no matter how much red food coloring I put into it. Then the Tupperware cake container doesn't allow enough room on the bottom sides to pipe a shell border. I'm still learning, that's sure!


Thena said...

My Mother-in-law has given me all her cake decorating supplies. She says red and black are the two hardest colors to get dark enough. I'm not any good at it either, but I love trying.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to your dh! There is no laughing happening here. You obviously have never seen one of my cakes!!!

Heather said...

it's all about the love that goes into anything we do. i think it looks great and i bet he's going to love it because you made it just for him! happy birthday to your hubby!

ancient one said...

Pretty to me.... I'm impressed... you will eventually get to where you want to be... you are not one to give up...I can just imagine how good it tasted... yum!!

ancient one said...

Oh I forgot to wish your husband a Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Another great cake, boy sure wish I was your neighbor :) Paste food coloring will give you a truer red. And just a hint...use a toothpick to write out your words and then use the icing.
PS If this is alittle garbled I have a nbaby on my lap!!!!

robin said...

Just a tip! Did you use Wilton icing colors to tint your frosting? They come individually at a little over a dollar per color. They work much better than food coloring. Hope that helps!

Rhonda in OK said...

I think this cake looks great! My DD Nina does our cake decorating as I tried it years ago but did not like doing. She loves doing it and charges lots of money for her cakes.

Happy birtday to your hubby!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!!! Those kind of cakes (the ones that were your inspiration) do take a lot of time - so much small stuff to do. You did great on this, and I know your honey will love that you made it just for him!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
Happy Birthday Blake. You have caught up with dave now. LOL

Myra said...

Red, Black and even dark brown are the hardest. When I took classes in Houston, they had a brand called Country Kitchen. They have powdered colors and another brand of gel (squeeze bottle) by Americraft, I think. Do a search for them if you can't find a local place. Wilton's red is not easy to mix in. Also, mix colors a day in advance to let them "set", they will darken and you will also see if you have spots that did not "take". I avoid reds if possible and blacks. Another tip for black is to make chocolate icing then tint that black, less "ground to cover" since you are starting with a naturally dark icing.

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