Thursday, November 5, 2009

Going to a Luau

When a teenage girl has a birthday, there is no better way to celebrate than by having a Luau party. My friend went all out when planning this party, and I tried my best to give her the cake of her dreams. She found one that she liked online, so I modeled this one after it.

There was really something for everyone on this cake. The bottom tier was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling, the middle tier was lemon cake with raspberry whipped cream filling, and the top was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling. Scott had fun licking the bowls.

Everything was edible, too, except for the flowers. My husband, Scott, helped me out a bunch too by painting the sunset onto the middle tier. He did a good job, didn't he?

Emma's Ladybugs

My friend's daughter was turning 1, and she wanted a ladybug themed birthday. She went searching online and found a picture of a cake that she wanted on's gallery. This cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream filling. It was all gone before I even got to the party!

After the cake was done, though, I still thought that Emma needed more lady bugs, so I turned to Martha Stewart's Cupcake Cookbook for an idea:

Of course I had to had some little roses to the mix for color. By the end, I don't think there was any lack of ladybugs, do you?