Friday, July 10, 2009

My Very Own Cakewrecks




Last year, for Barrett's first birthday, I constructed an elaborate barn cake. It doesn't look like much, but it took me eight hours to complete. At the end of that eight hours, I realized that the barn was REALLY slanted, as though it was on a fault line. The party goers made me feel better by claiming that they had never seen an old barn that was perfectly vertical, so it was "authentic" and not just crappy construction.

For Barrett's second birthday, I scaled back and just made a "normal" cake. I was doing fine until I put my second layer on, and it split into four pieces. Of course this happened at eleven p.m. the night before the party. I thought I was sunk. I kept thinking about all of the episodes of "Ace of Cakes" in which they salvage $3000 cakes that have encountered major catastrophes. The solution I came to was to just flip the entire cake over, so the broken layer was on the bottom.

I am now having major anxiety about having to make a cake for Gunther's first birthday. I have over three months to stress about it. I have no idea what kind of cake I will make, but I'm sure I will find a creative way to goof it up.




5 comments:

Samantha said...

HAHAHAHA! Good Luck with that one Audrey! I tried to make my baby shower cake and it was a disaster, so I just give up. You have more perseverance than myself.

Sammy said...

The barn cake is amazing!

I've already decided that for my kid's first birthday we're having cupcakes. That I will be purchasing from a bakery.

Jennifer said...

I am very impressed! I made Eli's cake for his first birthday, but it was nothing like your farm cake...and btw...that barn looks just like the one on my parent's farm!

Nicole said...

Your cakes look great! And if they were even tasty...

It will be fun seeing Gunter's cake. What about photos for the process of making it. LOL

M'lissa said...

That barn cake is awesome!