Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two More Cakes!

Boy, it never rains but it pours! My daughter's friend saw, tasted and liked my grandson's graduation cake and asked me if I would please make one for her son who was graduating this past Saturday. So, I did. But today (Sunday) is another grandson's birthday, so I needed to make a cake for him, too. Now, I have never made two cakes for the same weekend, so I was curious to find out if I could pull this off. I started by baking the birthday cake on Wed. night. Then, I baked the large 12" x 18" cake on Thursday morning. I also made some of the icing that morning and crumb coated the birthday cake. I went to work at 12:00 'til 6:00 pm. Thursday night, I crumb coated the large cake and decorated the birthday cake. Friday morning, I iced and decorated the large cake and finished it up by noon time when I had to go to work. "Piece of cake!" No problem. Fortunately, everything went smoothly and I finished in record time. Here are some pictures of those cakes:

First, is the birthday cake for my 7 yr old grandson:
He wanted a beach cake----

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Sand and seashells:

Beach umbrella--

Sand castle:

Message in a bottle:

See the little shark fin?

These pictures are of the graduation cake for Jonathan--


Graduation cap:

Little scroll and some of the writing:

Another shot:

Overall picture of the cake:

I love making these cakes and I love to make people happy. And seeing the recipients so happy makes it all worthwhile!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Jean, your cakes are perfect. You certainly are a talented lady!


Greenie Gardens said...

I just love the cute cakes you make. Your garden is lovely as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I use a digital Cannon Rebel XT. For closeups I use a Sigma 50 mm Macro lens and for regular I just use the Cannon 28 105 lens. Good luck with the camera search. Check out my daughter's blog- she is a cake maker too. Its the Splaneyo link on my blog. Enjoy your summer!