I shared this Airplane Cake on Facebook a few days ago and got lots of questions about it right away, so I decided to get it posted asap! But for reasons I’m about to spell out for you – this won’t be a long post loaded with lots of pictures.
Let me tell you about my day. I’m sure that’s why you’re really here, right??
First, I woke up to call the AC man because our air condition was making an awful noise. I was dreading the call because air conditioner repairs are never cheap, and I just knew we were in for a big FAT bill.
But guess what? Thanks to a part still under warranty and help from my (electrician) Daddy, we have it back up and running for $10.15. Whoop-whoop!
Second and third – the sink got clogged when I was trying to clean the kitchen before the Dell technician got here to work on my ailing laptop. I had to go check the calendar to be sure it wasn’t stuck on Monday…
I mean really… the kitchen looked like a bakery blew up and I was trying to hurry, hurry, hurry clean it so that the Dell guy didn’t SEE the mess, when suddenly, the nasty, brown, chocolate frosting infected water won’t.go.down.
I might have cried. And ran for the plunger and Drano.
Did you get all that? Broken AC. Broken laptop. Broken sink. All before noon. I truly wanted to go back to bed and start over.
But let me skip to the end. Praise the Lord – as I sit here tonight, all the things are fixed. And the bank is not completely broken.
Anywho – after all that, I still had to go to a follow-up appointment with the cardiologist (good report!!) and shop at Walmart (ughhhhh!!!).
So now you know why this post won’t be loaded with a dozen edited pictures and fun stories about the cake. But I will do my very best to squeeze in as many vital details as possible.
Here’s a quick rundown on the details for this Airplane Cake. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!
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Cake size: 5″, 7″ and 9″ rounds. (each tier is 2 layers of cake). I use Magic Line pans every chance I get! Jennifer (Brandt’s mom) planned to use the top tier as the smash cake for his birthday – which I think is a fantastic idea!!
Top & bottom tiers are Vanilla Cake.
Middle tier is Strawberry Cake.
Filled and frosted with Vanilla Buttercream.
- FMM Ribbon Cutter for the borders and stripes on the middle tier. See how to do the borders here.
- Scalloped cutter for the bottom tier back border from this Straight Frill Cutters Set.
- Star Cutters
- “1” from the Funky Alphabet Tappit Cutters
- Plaque cutter behind his name.
- Block Tappit Cutters for Brandt’s name
- Not Just Cakes by Annie Cloud Cutters
- Tiny Star Plunger Cutters here
And last but not least, the toy on top is here: Green Toys Red Airplane (Made in the USA).
Looking for more party supplies? Check out the Airplanes 1st Birthday Theme over at Birthday Express! You can get SO many cute decorations in one place… or grab it all in a Birthday in a Box!
As I said up top, if you have any questions about this Airplane Cake, leave me a comment!