Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tatum's Birthday Cake

I saw THIS post by another blogger about a cake and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it out for Tatum's birthday.

I started on it yesterday. Here are the six layers of cake. I failed to take pictures of each of my bowls when i was adding the food coloring. It was my FIRST time using food coloring too, so I was really excited with the outcome. Here are Purple, Blue, and Green....

Red, Orange, and Yellow...
A couple of things that might help if you plan to try this...after you divide the cake mix, add the food coloring, and pour the cake mix into each pan, shake the pans really good so that the mix is levelled out. I even banged the pans against the counter top several times to get the bubbles out too when I did the yellow, orange, and red cakes. I can sure tell a difference too.
After I cooked them, I let them cool 25 minutes before I took them out of the pan. I put all the cakes on individual paper plates and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
When morning rolled around, I mixed up the icing according to the directions and put a thin later on the bottom of the cake plate. Next, I tried to level out each cake a little....purple went on the bottom....
then I added in a layer of icing and then the blue layer....

...then icing and the green layer....


THEN i put another layer of icing on and put the cake in the fridge so it could sit and set for 2 hours.
after the 2 hours, i added the yellow layer, icing, then the orange layer

icing, and then the red layer and then icing....

after that, i put it in the fridge again for at least 2 hours.
THEN I got it out and finished icing it down....

As you can see, Icing a cake is NOT my strong talent, but i tried.
I came up with my last minute technique for the sides. I am sure it looks crazy, but that's how i left it.
I took the leftover icing and mixed in purple food coloring so that I could decorate the cake.
I need to work on the icing and the decorating FOR SURE....lol
It went back in the fridge until it was time to eat it.

Tatum was very excited to see her cake and blow out her candles.
And here is a picture of the inside of the cake. I am SO HAPPY with how it turned out.





The cake tasted great too! Trust me, if I can do this....ANYONE can do this!!! Not sure what we are going to do with the rest of this cake, but I am guessing it will be trashed in the next 24 hours since I can't afford to cheat anymore this week. SO, if you are in the area and want a piece, let me know!!

3 comments:

Kristi said...

Yum! I wish I lived near by to get a piece!

Precious Moments said...

Holy cow, that cake is amazing!!! Look at you go!!! I would be eating the whole thing, I love cake!

You asked about who Brylee looks like! She looks just like me and my sisters baby pictures! No one says Brandon. My sister has blue eyes though so I think she looks more like her!

The Duff Family said...

That cake is great!!! Wish Tatum a Happy Belated Birthday!!!