"You don't have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a cupcake - although you might find that sharing a batch makes even an ordinary day seem that much more sweet."- Martha Stewart

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Michael's 1st Birthday

This was my nephew's first birthday cake. I saw this idea in one of my wilton books and thought it looked like so much fun. It is a round cake with green buttercream frosting. If you frost it smooth but a thick coat of frosting and then take your spatula and make short swipes pressing down gently you can achieve the fish scale look. I used gummy orange wedges for the gills on the side and on the top and also for the fish tail in the back. I put purple gum drop candies sporadically for a contrasting polka dot effect. I also used the orange wedges for the lips but they were very hard to keep in place. And since this was Mikey's 1st birthday he got a cake of his own. I just used the wilton #1 pan and decorated it using the same colors as the fish to keep with the theme.

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Craig and I met at "Ricks College" in 1994. We were married in San Diego in June of 1995 which means we will celebrate our 18th anniversary this year. Time flies when you're having fun. We lived in Idaho for about 2 years after we were married. Sari was born in Idaho. We moved to California shortly after she was born. We've lived here for about 16 years. Ashlie and Tyler joined our family in California. We have lots of fun just relaxing and hanging out. If you are interested in seeing some of my cake creations you can follow my blog at www.letsbakesomecake.blogspot.com or find me on Facebook, I'm "The Cake Lady"!