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A Birthday Cake for Nan

April 7, 2013

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It’s my Nan’s birthday and I volunteered to make her birthday cake.

 After so many years of sewing, knitting and being ultra crafty I thought she would appreciate a cake with all of those things.

The cake is a white cake (I used a box mix and added extra vanilla) the cake is filled with Bavarian cream and frosted using a basic vanilla buttercream.  The decorations were made using Marshmallow fondant, Wilton food colouring and a lot of LOVE

You can find the method for making your own marshmallow fondant here.

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My favorite part of this cake has to be the little spools of thread!  Patterns were created on the “fabric” by placing small  fondant cut outs on a flat piece of fondant and rolling thin using a rolling pin.  All those years of playing playdough with children has a preschool teacher is sure coming in handy 🙂  The ball of yarn is two cupcakes frosted together before being wound with ropes of grey fondant.

There was some cake leftover so I mixed it up with the leftover frosting to create cake pops for the kids that matched the theme of the cake.

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I can’t wait for great Nan to get a look at her birthday cake!

Enjoy!

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2013 1:54 pm

    This is awesome!! I could never do anything this detailed and in such could quality!
    I’m new to wordpress and have just put up a post about a cake i made for my mum’s birthday, would you mind checking it out and giving us a like or feedback? Thankyou 🙂
    http://bambileigh.wordpress.com

  2. April 8, 2013 9:42 pm

    What an amazing looking cake!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 9, 2013 5:43 am

      Thank you!

  3. April 17, 2013 1:58 am

    That really is incredible. It almost a shame to have to eat it.. Well done!

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 17, 2013 5:37 am

      Thank you so much! I really hesitated before slicing into it!!!

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