Sunday, June 21, 2009
Oh no! I'm thinking about baking...
Oh, the humanity of it all! I'm seriously considering a baking experiment. I must be crazy. It is very possible that I may actually attempt to make Ellie's birthday cake(s). That is actually a scary undertaking. After attempting to make Madeline's first birthday cake and failing miserably three times in one day*, I decided that I was not meant to make birthday cakes for my children. Every time I have attempted to make a birthday cake since that fateful first birthday for either of my girls, it has not ended well. I make a cake for Bryan's birthday every year and have been doing this since we were dating and haven't had one cake mishap yet.
I know I've mentioned Cake Wrecks on here at least once or twice. It's a blog that I love read. It validates all the worrying I do about my girls birthday cakes after I place the order with the bakery. Today as I was looking at her latest installment, I saw the cutest cupcakes. And then I discovered after following the link to the baker, that these are cakes that I am probably very capable of making. I can make cupcakes and I can bake brownies. In theory, I should be able to make these with relative ease. I just hope I can turn theory into practice. The most challenging thing for me will be the sugar cookie fries, but I think I can muddle through those.
Ellie is a cheeseburger junkie. She has had a love affair with cheeseburgers since she was about a year old. Something tells me that she will be over the moon if she can have a birthday cake that looks like a cheeseburger. The look on her face was priceless when I showed her a picture of the cakes. I got a resounding "YES!" when I asked her if she'd like them for her birthday party. She has been asking for another Spongebob birthday party (she's been in love with him for three years now) and I think the little burger cakes will go perfectly with the theme, given that our beloved Spongebob is a fry cook.
*Two cakes literally fell apart after I put the icing on them. One got stuck in the pan. I'll never understand what exactly went wrong.