Oh Brother! Two Crazy Custom Birthday Cakes!!!

This is a warning.  The birthday cakes you are about to see came from the brains of babes.  They’re a little out-there, a little odd, even a little schizophrenic! 😉 But most of all these babies were CUSTOM!!!

A couple of weeks ago I met with a new friend of mine, the lovely Mrs. Kimberly Hobbs, owner of Cafe Liquid in Niceville Florida,  at [gasp] Starbucks.  We were meeting to discuss birthday cakes for both of her sons, J who’s 11 and C who’s 7, and boy-oh-boy, do these boys know what they like, well except for Mr. C– he likes EVERYTHING!!!

J was a little more organized.  He wanted to incorporate three of his favorite interests:  the University of Alabama, Tae kwon do (he has a camo belt), and reading, specifically his 3 favorite books– Lord of the Rings, How to Train Your Dragon (I didn’t realize that was a book! Lol), and The 39 Clues.  So I thought a cake with sculpted books for a base with a 2nd tier featuring Alabama and Tae kwon do would be pretty easy to accomplish without looking too crazy.  With a plan in mind for a Alabama/Tae kwon do/book enthusiast cake, I turned to hear what C wanted.

But Mr. C, he wanted a little bit of everything on his cake.  First, he also wanted to incorporate Tae kwon do (he too has a camo belt), along with Super Mario Brothers, How to Train your Dragon, and Lego Star Wars….. whew!  Oh and when his brother said University of Alabama, Little C started telling me what sports team he wanted, too!  I tried, I really did, but I couldn’t figure out how to put all that stuff on one cake without it landing me on Cake Wrecks!  So I got C to narrow it down to a figure of Toothless in Mario Land wearing a Tae kwon do belt.  And yes, I do know how crazy it sounds, but the resulting Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)/Super Mario Brothers cake was adorable!  🙂

These boys also knew exactly what they wanted when it came to the flavors of their cakes.  Since they were both getting 2 tier cakes, they wanted a different flavor for each tier.  C wanted triple chocolate and vanilla, and J, who polled his friends LOL, wanted triple chocolate and strawberry.  Since there was an issue with red dye allergy, I made a fresh strawberry cake with a strawberry buttercream filling!  YUM!

In the end, I loved the cakes.  They were so original, and really represented each boy so well.  I hope they loved them as much as I loved making them!

tae kwon do alabama books birthday cake

Custom Tae kwon do, Alabama, and book enthusiast birthday cake

Alabama books birthday cake

The "ring" was from the book "The Lord of the Rings"

Close up of books birthday cake

A close up of the sculpted "books"

Toothless in Mario land birthday cake

Toothless with his Tae kwon do belt in Mario Land birthday cake

Toothless cake close up

Close up of sculpted Toothless

Aerial shot of Toothless Mario Land cake

Aerial shot of Toothless cake 🙂

Happy Father’s Day! (Harley-Davidson Flame Cake)

Life around here is never dull 🙂 Especially not on special occasions like today…. Father’s Day!  So let me tell you how my day went…

First I have to tell you a little about my husband, David.  He’s a wonderful husband and father, but when it comes to giving him a gift for any occasion, he is a big pain in the neck!  So this year, I skipped the stores, both in person and online, and instead I gave him some more unconventional gifts.  The first, I cleaned out our closet 🙂  Hey, he loved it!  The second gift was a gift of sacrifice.  I joined him at his cult….Crossfit.  (It’s not really a cult 🙂  Now you have to understand, I don’t workout.  I mean, I kind of look like I do, but I don’t.  I just watch what I eat and run around like a crazy person making cakes and chasing kids!

So to say that I enjoyed getting up at 5:30 this morning to run, do burpies, step ups and a multitude of other torturous activities would be a complete and utter lie.  I hated it!  (Even more so now that every muscle in my body feels like its made of stone!)  But I did it, at least what I could do of it!  But of  course I needed to get back home, because…… I had a special occasion cake to finish before church at 11:00!  I thought I would have plenty of time to finish after our workout, but no it was an extra hard one, so instead of being gone a little over an hour, we were gone almost two!

Ironically, the cake I had to finish was a Harley-Davidson themed Father’s day cake that my son’s teacher requested.  Because I had a lot to do, I enlisted the help of my husband (since it was his fault I was running late 😉 to cut out fondant letters.  So I spent the last hour and a half before I had to leave cutting out fondant flames, attaching them to the cake and painting them; creating a fondant Harley-Davidson logo, and prepping my husband’s fathers’ day meal in the crock pot; while getting ready for church.  Miraculously, we were only 12 minutes late 😀  And she loved the cake.  Sorry about the lousy pics.  We didn’t have time to take any, so my husband shot these with his iPhone!  Lol.

So Happy Father’s day to all you dads out there!  Or as they say on Cake Wrecks “Happy Falker Satherhood!”

Harley Davidson fathers day cake

Flaming Harley-Davidson Father's Day cake

Harley Davidson Father's Day cake top view

Harley-Davidson themed Father's Day cake

Happy customer eating Harley Fathers Day cake

Customer's father enjoying his custom Harley-Davidson cake!