Saturday, December 18, 2010

best birthday cake ever

I spent the last 2 days (literally, I ran out of icing and had to wait until the next day to go buy more to finish) making this beauty
 I originally saw this cake here and have been looking for an excuse to make it ever since.  I finally decided it was time!  It took a lot of time but it was totally worth it.  Next time I will probably just use box white cake and tubs of icing.  The cake in this recipe was ok, but I'm all about anything to simplify the process and the icing I made from her recipe sucked, so I ended up using tubs of icing for this anyways (6 of them!)

it's a horrible photo, but you can see the reaction on the birthday girls face as I cut into it =)
 her adorable son loved it!

 seriously, this is the coolest cake I've ever seen and I'm so incredibly proud that I made it!

If you're looking for a "wow" desert, this is definitely it!  You could even change the colors and make it for almost any occasion.


fancypants said...

wow! It came out great! That would be pretty in red and green for Christmas too! :)

Julie the Army Wife said...

That looks awesome! I am going to have to try to make it too someday.

Theresa said...

Priceless reaction! Love it!

Michelle A'etonu said...

that cake is awesome! great job :)

trooppetrie said...

I have made this cake a million times and love it each time. What did you use to color the cake, the colors really pop

hmb said...

I saw something like that in one of my cookbooks but I was entirely too intimidated to try it! You did great!!