Do It Yourself. That's kind of my motto.
I see something and want to do it. This is why Pinterest is so dangerous for me, but that's another whole issue. Of course, I always over-simplify. How hard can it be to sew some curtains? Let's do our own home addition! Ok, I've only tackled one of those two things (so far...).
So, when it comes to my kids' birthday parties, I like to bake my own cake, build my own pinata, and organize some games.
Earlier this year, I learned about buttercream transfers from my BFF at Sweets for You. I've dabbled with fondant, but honestly I don't think that the result is worth the effort (plus, buttercream tastes MUCH better).
B Boy wanted an Averngers cake. I decided to start simple and go with the logo. I simply found the image, reversed it to mirror image, and printed it. I taped a sheet of wax paper to the paper and, with buttercream in a piping bag, I traced the outline and popped it in the freezer.
After a little while, I filled in the letters, and back to the freezer it went. Finally, I added a layer of the same color icing that I used for the cake.
I froze it until it was firm, then flipped it onto the cake and piped around it. Easy!
It wasn't absolutely perfect, but not bad for a first try! And now that I know how easy it is, I will surely try it again.
Have you used this technique before? Share a photo! Or let me know if you give it a try.
Up next, a really cool craft that can easily be turned into many different games!
When I asked B Boy what flavor he wanted for his cake, I expected vanilla, chocolate, maybe chocolate chip? I certainly didn't expect COTTON CANDY!
We'll see how gross this turns out.
If you're looking for treats that taste homemade but look professional, check out Sweets For You! Personal testimony~ delish!
I'm going to ignore the part I've always known about breakfast being important, and focus on the cake for breakfast part... ;)
I wanna get CHOCOLATE wasted!
_This might finally be the year that Little Guy's cake doesn't look like I got my inspiration from Cake Wrecks. Might. Maybe. We'll see.
I know butter is right in the name Buttercream Icing, but 8 sticks of butter to make frosting for 24 cupcakes? Whoa.
Baking and crafting an R-rated cake today...should be interesting.
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