When Painters Make Cakes

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So Tuesday was my sweet little man’s first birthday. So of course, there had to be cake. In our family, real cakes are very, very rare since my husband and I are not big fans. Our daughter likes cake, but she also will eat any sweet and because of that has had cheesecake for her birthday. But there is something so wrong about not having a layered, frosted, bright cake for a first birthday. So I have fun with it.

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It is worth noting that for all my attention to detail and patience in other areas, I don’t care too much for doing detailed cakes. I get bored and frustrated really fast. So I make messy cakes. This one is a chocolate cake with chocolate chips and a vanilla bean butter cream frosting. Instead of making two 9-inch rounds, I made a 9 by 13 because I have no round cake pans. Don’t make cake? Don’t own cake pans. But by cutting the cake into two rectangles, then slicing one-third off each, I was able to cobble together a square three-layer cake that fits on my cake stand. Apparently my rule for not owning cake supplies does not extend to displays.

Anyway, I wanted to decorate in a fun and unusual way. So I tinted half the frosting light blue. The rest was divvied into thirds and tinted light green, medium green and medium blue. And then…well, this happened.

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09 30 2014 when painters make cake 9Happy birthday little man!

 

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