You see, I was a proud member of "I can burn water" club for years. Man, could I tell you stories! After a few kid's birthday parties had come and I was stuck buying some generic cake for each one, I figured - I could do that!
For my first one, I just made a boxed sheet cake, iced plain and added my own decoration.
Cake Central. All sorts of people, of all skill levels, post pictures of their cakes, which can be searched. I usually start with an idea or theme and search by that. There are so many cakes on there that you have to narrow it by something.
When I offered to make a cake for my friend's son's combined birthday party last November, I knew that the party would revolve around animals since their family loves animals of all kinds.
After vaguely searching the hundreds (if not thousands) of animal cakes, I realized what I wanted to make - a bathtub full of animals. It just seemed so like her boys to decide to wash all these animals. I narrowed my search. I found some bathtub cakes that I like by searching for "tub". I liked ones like this and used it to design my bathtub after.
|I HAD to include an Crocodile since that is her oldest son favorite. He has been a "Croc Hunter" for as long as I have known them. Also, on the right is their new Cockateil.|
|Also, they have quite a few lizards, so I ended up with a snake in the middle. On the right is one of their cats (it did not turn out quite as I hoped).|
|Their newest addition (as of the party) is a very large turtle that lives in a doghouse in their backyard.|
|The whole motley gang - suds and all.|
|I piped "Happy Birthday" in icing bubbles and each boy got a towel with his name on it.|
|Also, on the bottom left is one of their black labs. I really would have loved to have more creatures in the tub and also have 2 her boys at the side of the tub, but I ran out of time.|
I formed all the creatures, towels, bottles, and bathroom floor from colored fondant. The bubbles is Wilton's Buttercream recipe. The bottom cake is chocolate. I think it turned out and it seemed to be a big hit with all the kids. The thing that cracked me up was that all the kids wanted to eat the animals.
So, Birthday Girl - This post is dedicated to you!
Happy Birthday and thanks for being my friend,