Rockin’ Wrapping Birthday Cake

*This is an entry for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays (La.Pi.S.). This week’s theme is all about the number “one” or anything “first”. This is in celebration of LaPiS’ first birthday. Happy Birthday, La.Pi.S.!*

Last Friday, I decorated a cake (baked the previous night) which was a first in a number of ways.  It was the first whole fondant cake that I gave as a gift.  I normally present my friends with a quarter of a cake that I made for practice and taste-testing purposes. ;)  That’s what I did with my first two failed-attempts at fondant which you can read about here and here.

This is the first fondant cake that I decorated for an actual celebration, the 8th birthday of Kyle.  And for the first time, I will not rant about the flaws of this cake, which it has a number of.  ;)  Some of them you will see if you look closely but most of them, I was able to hide under the presents.  Hee hee. :P

In spite of the flaws, this is a cake I am quite satisfied with.  This is my first smooth-looking cake, compared to the two elephant-skinned ones I’ve made previously.  The design is a combination of two cake designs from the Wilton Celebrate with Fondant book –  “Gifts Up for Grabs” and “Rockin’ Wrapping”.  I was also inspired by a 2-tier cake that my Virginia based cake decorating guru friend, Sarah, made that had gifts all around the bottom tier.

In case you’re wondering, this is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  It took me more or less 6 hours to decorate, I’m most embarrassed to admit.  Hee hee.

There may still be hope for me after all, as far as fondant is concerned. *cross fingers*

Have a great week ahead, y’all!  Cheers!


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16 Responses to “Rockin’ Wrapping Birthday Cake”

  1. claire says:

    ang galing-galing na talaga ng sister ko!!
    If only…

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thanks, Sis! Soon, I’ll be baking and decorating cakes for you…when you live a tad closer than you do now. ;) *mwah*

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  2. JMom says:

    That’s awesome for a first attempt! I haven’t tried making fondant frosting yet. It’s another daring baker challenge for another day :)
    .-= JMom´s last blog ..Cornish Hens with Blueberry Citrus Glaze =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi JMom! This is actually my third fondant cake but it is the first that was almost succesful.. The first two weren’t exactly successful attempts in my book. I already edited this entry so that readers will not be misled. :D Hee hee. You can read about my first two attempts here and here. Thanks for dropping by! *mwah*

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  3. jeng says:

    It’s so cute ; )
    .-= jeng´s last blog ..Salisbury Steak =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thank you, Jeng! :)

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  4. iska says:

    beautiful! fun! ang galing! i would liove to have a slice :-)
    .-= iska´s last blog ..(Homemade) Pepperoni & Salami Pizza =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Iska! Thanks. If I change the cake color to green, this would make for a great Christmas themed cake. Haha! :)

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  5. Another masterpiece! :)
    .-= Mommyhood Moments´s last blog ..Where To Go in Davao? =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Mommyhood Moments! Thanks! :)

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  6. Jessi says:

    I think it looks amazing!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Awww. Thanks, Jessi! :)

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  7. Gracie says:

    getting better & better at each attempt. way to go, Weng!
    .-= Gracie´s last blog ..the B.B.B.S. (birthday bash & baby shower) =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Gracie! I hope there will be no more hiccups the next time around. :D *cross fingers*

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  8. ces says:

    todo na talga itoh! grabe!:) isa ka nang fondant cake henyo!:) happy 1st wengski!!!!:) sorry for the delay…haaay. :( i wish the next week will be better though:)
    .-= ces´s last blog ..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays : Strips =-.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Ces! Matagal pa bago ako maituring na fondant cake henyo! Hahaha! Cheers!

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