Yes, yes. It’s another cake entry. :D I made a simple birthday cake last week. Actually, the cake is as much for me as it was for the birthday boy. Why? Because birthday equals birthday cake equals a chance to practice cake decorating skills. Hee hee. :D
The thing is, I only found out it was Sam’s birthday on the afternoon of his birthday. Tsk! You could just imagine my horror when a friend told me. I would have wanted time to prepare for a real boy cake. Plus, I didn’t even have time to buy a birthday present. I made the cake the next day and got the birthday present two days later. And this was the cake I came up with…
Guess what birthday number it was for Sam. :) Sam told me he liked chocolate so I made what has become, at least for now, my favorite chocolate cake recipe and chocolate frosting. The decorations are all buttercream.
I used a star tipe #21 for the top and bottom borders. For the balloons and the stars on the side of the cake, I used a star tip #14 (or was it #12?). For the balloon strings, I used a tip #2.
One mistake I made is making the balloon strings into a curly mess. Hee hee. It was too late when I realized that I should have piped straight lines for the strings. Don’t balloon strings become curly only when the balloons start losing air? :D Oh well.
I have to remember to have at least two or three of each star tip. It took me longer than necessary to finish decorating the cake because I only had one tip #14. I had to wash it every time I changed icing colors for the balloons.
Overall, I was pleased with how the cake turned out. Buttercream is a good old friend. Fondant and I are still very much in the getting-to-know stage. :D
I hope your week is coming along just fine! Cheers!