Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Birthday Cake!

So those of you who have been following me know a while back I won a Martha Stewart edition signed Cricut Cake from HSN on Twitter.  Well I tried to use it once to make sugar cookies and well to be honest it was so frustrating that I put it away and have not gotten it out again.  Well this past week was my Birthday and who better to make a cake for then myself. That way when I royally mess it up nobody cares.  My kids will eat anything chocolate regardless of what it looks like.  I've always been pretty good at cake decorating with the tips with butter cream icing but have never tried fondant.  So I gave it a try and it was really hard for me. I really think I need to stick with paper.  But I played with it for awhile until it was ok, not perfect but ok.  I bought those Cricut frosting sheets and used the pastel pack.  They were easy to cut, they cut like paper and to be honest with you, tasted like paper. I probably tried to go too fancy too soon because we did a 2 tier cake.  I should probably start simply and move up.  That is probably what I will do from now on.  But here is the finished cake and to be honest with you this was the BEST tasting cake I think I've had in a long time.

The tiers are, if you can't tell from the photo are a round cake on top of a square cake. The thing is I did the fondant right over the whole cake and I probably should have done one cake and then the other.

The top blue flower got smashed because I thought that since I had to walk away from the cake for awhile that I would throw  a towel over it to keep it from drying out.  Well it made it really moist and that particular flower turned to mush. Owell live and learn and I've sure learned alot on this project.  Any tips are welcomed with open arms....just saying.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I didn't scare you away with this monstrosity of a cake...lol and you will come back again soon.


  1. Thanks for sharing your experience, just makes my decision not to buy one the right one for me. I hope you had a great birthday with your family celebrating with you. Judy

  2. Hey Sarah -- You did a GREAT job with this cake! My experience with my Cricut Cake is that it's a total waste of time UNLESS you are a full-time cake decorator and want another tool in your arsenal. That said, wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday. You're one nof my very favorite bloggers!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey


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