Happy Birthday to me! My birthday is tomorrow! I am the kind of person that LOVES their birthday. I am the ‘birthday week’ person that annoys everyone around them for a whole week. In celebration of my birthday, here is a blast from the past… my very first foray into cake decorating with my first tired cake, as well as my very first blog post on Cakengineer.blogspot.com! Its been a while (7 years! Yikes!) but I am still a huge Disney fan… this year however, I’m doing something a little different but exciting for my birthday, it involves lots of crafts! Stay tuned!
This year, for my 21st birthday, I was just getting into the cake decorating thing. This is my very first layered cake and the first time making fondant decorations. I had a disney themed party, everyone had to dress up as their favourite disney character. The best part of the party for me was making all of the Disney themed sweets! I started with the cake, (in Minnie Mouse Colours)
This is the rough iced cake in buttercream… I then made the iconic bow and a yellow minnie mouse shoe and some other various fondant decorations and finished it up!
Isn’t it Cute?
Seeing as im a student and do anything to avoid homework I also made Minnie and Mickey Mouse cupcakes! I started with chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and stuck 2 oreo halves (the side with no icing) in the top.
oops, some of the Oreos still have the cream filling! oh well, I then heated up regular chocolate and buttercream icing and just dipped the cupcakes in the icing to coat them so that they looked like mickey mouse ears, after a few fondant bows the cupcakes were ready to go!
Here is a photo of the cupcakes on their own stand….
Cute aren’t they? And finally just because i didn’t think that a Disney cake and cupcakes weren’t enough I enlisted my brother to help me make Mickey Head Pretzels! (The first batch were such a hit that my boyfriend and my brother proceeded to eat the whole batch and I had to make another the day of!)
Here are the unbaked pretzels. (notice the one attempt at a Minnie Bow)
The party was a huge hit, (for me anyway) here is the completed dessert table. I was very please with the overall result.