A nasty bug has taken up residence at the Atwater house. I won’t give you details – this is a cake blog after all and I prefer to talk about all things sweet and pretty… not nasty or gross or smelly.
Anyway…. because I have sick kids to clean up after, laundry piling up (more than normal, courtesy of the sick kids), and baking to do (the cake must go on, right?)… I may not be around much today.
But I couldn’t not share a cake, so I thought I’d share this one, along with a fun little story.
These cakes for Madison were vanilla cake – decorated with all vanilla buttercream (except the letters). If you’ve been around here long, you know I really don’t like to do buttercream cakes, but Madison’s mom sent me the pics that she had found online and since these were simple and pretty, I said, “okay!”.
I piped almost all of the decorations, except the white sugar pearls that I used on the outline of the petals and the letters.
Speaking of the letters… they were my only regret on this cake. In an effort to get them to “match” the cake, we did too good of a job… and they barely showed up. If I’d had time, I’d have redone them in yellow, but alas… time ran out and I had to leave them as they were. I did paint them with some pink shimmer dust mixed with lemon extract and the shimmer helped (although it didn’t photograph well). These were once again done with my most favorite letter cutters, the FMM Funky Alphabet!
Live and learn… that’s my plan… live and learn!
The little butterfly cake was done in this small silicone butterfly pan. It was tiny, but super cute and the perfect size for a smash cake!
How does one lose a 14″ round cake pan?
You live with 6 kids and become an unorganized crazy woman. Well, I’m not sure. It’s a big pan. I keep them in the same place all.the.time. My kids don’t play with them. I had no idea what happened. But….
I have to assume that I filled it up with cupcakes and I took them to church several weeks ago. I have a vague distant memory of doing that around Christmas when I made the Happy Birthday Jesus cake.
I figure some sweet lady that was cleaning up after our meal washed it for me and stuck it in a cabinet… out of sight and out of mind. I haven’t needed it for a cake since November until this past week… hence, it’s been hiding there ever since.
I won’t tell you that I tore my house apart yelling like a crazy woman looking for it. I wouldn’t do that. But after calmly looking for it for hours, I gave up and baked a square cake. Then on Saturday night when we were at the church for a choir/band dinner, it occurred to me to search the kitchen at the church.
And wah-lah… my pan was there!
Anyway, I better wrap this up and get back to the laundry… otherwise it may take over my house!
Any questions about this cake? Leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer them if I can!!
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