Last Sunday evening, I thought that I was going to have a week with no cakes to bake, but that all changed Monday morning. I got two phone calls within minutes of one another from ladies needing birthday cakes for their children.
Typically, I’m a little nervous about having to decorate multiple cakes on the same day, but as I get more experience under my belt, I’m gaining a little confidence. So this week I was looking forward to the challenge of turning out two adorable cakes.
The first cake I’m sharing with y’all was for 11-year-old Taylor. She had a hayride for her party, so her mom requested a fall themed cake.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a fan of the shaped cake pans (you know, like Elmo, or teddy bears, or Barbie.) They take up too much real estate in my kitchen. I’d rather use a standard round or rectangular pan and convert it into something that will work by carving and piecing together. So, for this pumpkin cake, I baked a 14” round cake and just carved out a few “hookie-do’s” to make it more pumpkin-ish. (You laugh, but you know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you?)
My trusty assistant, the Tool Man, took pity on me this weekend and helped me make a few details for the cakes. He sculpted the pumpkin’s stem all by himself. Thanks, Tool Man!
I’m gonna hold off on showing you my other cake for now, just in case I can’t think of anything else to blog about this week. I probably won’t be able to wait long though. The cake turned out soooo cute, and I can’t wait to share it with y’all.