Thursday, May 24, 2012

Second Birthday Cake

Unfrosted Lambie Cake 
This past weekend was Little B’s second birthday. It seems like yesterday that I was celebrating his arrival with a Russ & Daughters bagel and lox in the hospital. Last year I made him a cream cheese frosted banana cake (shaped like a monkey, natch). And this year I was going big or going home. My mission? Making a cake that looked like his beloved Lambie…

The cake recipe for this is a moist and easy Devil’s Food recipe, one that I made for my recent Serious Sweets American Classics post on Bumpy Cake. To construct Lambie, I first did a cartoon sketch outline of the little stuffed guy and then cut that form out of cake. (Mmmm…cake scraps). The frosting, too, came from the Bumpy Cake recipe (it’s the buttercream bump recipe with a touch of food coloring).

Lambie Cake 
Next up was some piping action to get that wool down.

Lambie and Lambie Cake 
Pretty good likeness, no? Little B’s reaction? “Oh, Lambie! You cute!” And then he stuck his hand in the cake.

Earless Lambie Cake 
Lambie looked so happy it was hard to cut into him. But not that hard…mmmm…Lambie.


Lindsay said...

Adorable--the cake and B's reaction. Hope you had a great time celebrating!

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