Saturday, March 28, 2009

Birthday Cakes

This past month I was asked to make three birthday cakes for friends and family. I just thought I would post pictures of them since I never did get around to doing that at the time I made them. Well, the sleepover cake I made last night. That's what made me think to post more pictures.
Here's a picture of the birthday cake I made for my friend and co-worker Charlotte, well part of the cake anyways. I was in the process of making it, as you can see. The yummy cheesecake filling was a hit! It did taste pretty good, if I do say so myself. :)
Flash on!
Flash off!

And this is the Elmo cake my sister asked that I make for Cali's birthday. I have to admit, I was really excited to be able to make the cake. I think it turned out pretty good, though I think I could've done better (my hand was getting tired near the end, lol).
And this sleepover cake is the cake I finished last night. My co-worker asked me this week if I'd be willing to make her daughter's birthday cake for her. After looking at all of her ideas she had, we found a cake that she LOVED. So, this is the final product! I took the idea she gave me, and changed up a few things that I didn't like about it. I have to admit, at first I didn't want to make this particular cake. The picture of it was ugly, so alterations were absolutely necessary. I'll post the original photo down below at the very bottom. And I was also able to find plenty other sleepover cakes as well that did look better and took a few ideas from them as well (the hairdos of the girls for instance). If you pay close attention, you can see they're laying on pillows (marshmallows :)).

Here's the original pic. Yuck!And this is another picture of that cake, now do you see why I hesitated in wanting to recreate this?

12 comments:

Abby said...

You did such a fabulous job on all of the cakes. If you lived closer, I would have asked you to make Catalina's first cake. I was in a rush to make it and it did not turn out right. The frosting was way too soft. You did a much better job with the slumber party cake than the original photo. That is just scary. Great job!

ACDC2005 said...

WOW! You are so talented! Seriously! That sleepover cake is hideous but you made it look like a million times better in your version! Wow you've got some talent girl!

ACDC2005 said...

Oh and the cream cheese filling sounds bomb!

Patty said...

I agree! That original sleepover cake was hideous! Yours was soooo cute. I love the Elmo cake. You did such a good job!!!

-Melissa- said...

Your cakes are awesome! I especially love the Elmo cake. Sooo cute!

Tiffany said...

Tara, Tara, Tara...you could make some serious cash doing this!! I'd buy a cake from you all day long! You're very taented! And, just by word of mouth, it seems like you have lots of offers! I can't wait to see your first wedding cake....I bet it'll be BEE-U-TEE ful!

hoLLy said...

i still think you should use some of the business names i emailed you the other day :)

all of them are just beyond words fabulous. you know you got it goin on girl!

Cindy Ben said...

Wow! Those cakes look so good! And the sleepover one you did looks ton better than the original!

Grammy Staffy said...

You are a fabulous cake decorator!! .... your cake looks far better than the one in the picture.

I am so proud of you!!!

I was happy that I got a Tara hug today on my blog. I always smile when I hear from Tara.

Have a great week. Love, Lura

Jeanie said...

Hey girl!!! Let me know when you start your own bakery...just make it closer to Corpus!!! What a talent...

Chrystina said...

You rock Tara! What great mad cake skillz you have. I love them all but I am blown away with that sleep-over cake! Now I want some cake & I wanna eat it too!

Grammy Staffy said...

I still love these cakes...even the second time seeing them amazes me.

Hop over and pick up a bloggy love award from me.

Have a great week. Love,Lura