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.