Jun 17, 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Pretty much since Wilder was born, I've been fantasizing about making him the coolest one-year birthday cake. Cake decorating is not as easy as it looks. I know this because I'm taking a Wilton class at Michael's this month.

Here is my first project (it's not perfect, but that makes it cute):

Hungry yet?

At first I wasn't a fan of the rainbow idea, but was pleased with the outcome.

We're going to learn how to do THE rose. I'll let you know how that goes!

K, off to get the Crisco off my hands, the sink, the counters...it's a
messy job. And a yummy one at that!


The Boccias said...

How in the world did you get such a pretty red? And I love the green and purple too. It'll be fun to see what you do for your little man's birthday!

Drew and Kyle said...

I have been looking for someone to take that class with me for awhile! I wish I would have known you were taking it. It would have been fun. Keep us posted on how it's going. I'm also looking into a Basics to Sewing Class given by Singer Sewing Center at 21st and Amidon. They won't do the class if there aren't enough people, so I thought it may be fun to get a bunch of ladies from "Blog World".

Mindy M. Harris said...

Sharla--the coloring is called "Christmas Red"--maybe that's what gives it the deep pigmentation.
Kyle--when is the sewing class, and how much does it cost? Do we have to cart along our own machine?

Miranda Young said...

I've took that class before! Cake looks really familiar.. didn't come as good as yours though!

Have fun learning! :)

Kate said...

I LOVE cake decorating! I am NOT good at it though...I should take a class too! Isn't it fun to make stuff for our little beans?? :)

The Potocniks said...

Hey Mindy!
LOVE your first cake--great job! Be careful---those classes are what got me smack dab in the middle of my own business where my kitchen is ALWAYS covered in Crisco!

About the red (saw the comment below!)...'no taste red' is WAY less bitter if you ever have to use it for a lot of the cake (like for Elmo).

Keep going---it's so much fun!