Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Isabelle’s Birthday Cake

Hard to believe I have a 6 year old! And there is no doubt – she has had 5 celebrations this year – two in Nova Scotia before her birthday, one at school on her birthday, one at home on her birthday and today a joint party with her classmate Dorian at our pool. Unfortunately, Paul missed every one – but don’t feel too sorry for him, check out his latest blog entry!

Anyway, channelling Tante Rhea and with A LOT of help from Google and Radia I made the cake for today. I wanted to make something appropriate for both a boy and a girl and to tie in the pool party was also a goal. So, here it is – thanks to Radia also for taking pictures of the making of the cake.


2 – 9 x13 chocolate cake (Radia says not chocolate cake, it is so hard to frost with white icing. She was right!


Cut out a chunk out of the top cake


Line the hole with a thin layer of fondant.


Prepare two boxes of blue Jell-O with half the water.


Ice the top and sides of the cake or start to make such a mess of it that Radia does it for you! THANK YOU RADIA, you are a lifesaver!


Pour Jell-O into the hole. I used less than half.


So, do you see it now?


And on to the fun part.


In retrospect, I wouldn’t do the fondant/Jell-O part the day before.


The cake decorated – the lane dividers didn't really work – they rolled around too much (I needed a Paul solution.)


You can see where the fondant dissolved overnight – I don't think the kids noticed though!



Dorian was quite anxious to get to the cake part – I hope he liked it.


The birthday girl and boy – Valerie (Dorian's mother) got this great picture of them blowing out the candles.


rado said...

i love it......... :)
they look so happy!
good job Jane!

Jane said...

Couldn't have done it without you! Merci, milles fois!

Rhea said...

WOW! Awesome cake, Jane!!

Taryn said...

Great job! Love the decorations.

Faith Hope & Cherrytea said...

LoVin that cake ! CooL !
and also that you're a fellow Cdn :)
[just back from sctlnd]
found you thru comments on Becky's B'day when you mentioned NS ..
anyway, if you'd like to stroll over to FHC i'll have the tea on :)

Susan said...

Amazing cake Jane!! Looks fabulous! What a great idea. Isabelle looks so big now!

abby jenkins said...

What a splash that cake must have made with kids of all ages. LOVE IT!

Gertie said...

what a wonderful cake. so very very cute. :-)