Sunday, September 19, 2010 by admin
This year for my son Evan's 3rd birthday we decided on a "Finding Nemo" theme. We had a joint birthday party for him and his cousin Susie who was also turning 3.
This cake was quite an accomplishment! This time around I did EVERYTHING from scratch! I baked my first yellow cake from scratch. I would like to add that I found bake much better for decorating. The cakes came out nice and even without any extra effort on my part! I also created my own decorating frosting. I made a lovely white vanilla frosting. I found this frosting a bit harder to work with as it is not as silky as it's store bought counterpart. On the plus side the frosting was extremely fluffy and delicious! The cakes themselves were much less sweet than store bought cake but created a nice harmonious balance with the super sweet frosting once decorated.
All decorative accents were created with my own handmade marshmallow fondant. I even created the "Nemo" fish on top (and on the cupcakes) by hand and piped the eyes and stripes. I created two small fish for two of the cupcakes for the guests of honor. I also added brown sugar to create a sandy feel to the bottom of the cake and as a spot for nemo to sit. All in all I have to say that this is quite possibly my best cake thus far.