Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Made with Love

Can you believe my “baby” is 2 today?! Time isn’t just marching by, it’s sprinting full-throttle.

All this talk about weight loss lately has made me hungry. While we wait for my BodyMedia Fit to arrive, can we get a little cake up in here please?

We celebrated her b-day a little early last night. Since I had stopped on my way home from work to choose only the finest cake mix and frosting Pillsbury had to offer, I wanted to do a little something to put my own special touch on it. Emily has been all about Finding Nemo since we first showed her the DVD at Christmas time, so of course a clownfish (a.k.a. Nemo) cake was in order.


Special it was. My Nemo looked like he’d been hanging around the nuclear power plant a little too long.

Mutant Nemo

This was my first time using a pastry bag to pipe frosting. I was going for a scaled effect, and it looked ok at first. Then I sadly watched as the frosting started oozing down the sides of the cake. It had been out of the oven for almost an hour, but it must have been a little too warm yet. To control the damage I popped it into the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden up, then smoothed it all out with a butter knife.

Then I ran out of white frosting, and resorted to shredded coconut at the end.

Emily exclaimed "Nemo!" when she saw it, so close enough.

Your mommy tries her best. At least the cake tasted good.


 




Happy Birthday kiddo!

12 comments:

  1. What a cute cake! Hope your little girl has a great birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Haha, that is sooooooooo cute! Very creative! Happy birthday to E!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Birthday to Emily! I think that Nemo looks really good.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh wow!Nick and Emily are only 2 days apart! I cannot BELIEVE how quickly it went. It's sad!! Happy birthday to Emily! I love the cake!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aww that cake looks great, and the most important part is always the 'made with love' part! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome cake. Those home made ones are the best. Happy birthday to your little one:0)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love that cake-very sweet. Happy birthday little girl-you have no idea how lucky you are!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think it looks great - very impressive Nemo cake!

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I'm from Jersey, too...although haven't lived there for many years.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the cake!! Well done! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think it looks great - very impressive Nemo cake!

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I'm from Jersey, too...although haven't lived there for many years.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh wow!Nick and Emily are only 2 days apart! I cannot BELIEVE how quickly it went. It's sad!! Happy birthday to Emily! I love the cake!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a cute cake! Hope your little girl has a great birthday!

    ReplyDelete