The Cake the Children Made

or at least designed. from start to finish.

Jonathan was a bit put out after the last cake went to celebrate someone else’s birthday, and he didn’t get one. teeny. tiny. taste.

I told him this week’s cake was to be specially made with the children in mind. So he requested lemon. And because Abigail is not a huge fan of the frosting (no, James she is not related to you or me!) I made lemon pudding to fill the center with. It was really easy, really yummy, and kept the cake very moist.

I kept my word to both Moms!! and made a buttercream icing with real butter this week. And of course, with some lemon juice and lemon zest, because we are after all talking about the lemony-est cake ever made in Texas! Josiah thought the frosting was very tasty, and after locating his sister’s bath towel, laid down to enjoy licking the beater clean

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At class this week we practiced many things: flowers, shell borders, ROSES, oh yes, and clowns. I failed the clowns part (just ask Sandra), so none of those appear on my cake. Plus, I think my children are all afraid of them!

After I’d practiced in class, I brought my cake home still blank except for its lemon icing. The children and I stood around the peninsula in the kitchen while the four kids picked out frosting colors, watched me mix them, and then requested what types of flowers I make with each color (Josiah said we must have blue flowers!).  They were amazingly cute and sweet about my very novice decorations. When I plopped the first rose down on top of the cake they all whooped and shouted and insisted it was really, really awesome!!!

Well, I’d say my little designers did well….I think the final creation is quite stunning:

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Here is most of my design team:

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One last pic of this colorful cake:

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4 Comments

  1. Jamison
    May 22, 2009

    Oh that cake is LOVELY!!! You did a great job. I’d love to eat any leftover icing you might have…maybe you can bring it in June? :)

  2. Nana
    May 22, 2009

    This cake is beautiful!!!! Who needs those silly clowns?????????? (and you do have the best design team ever!)

  3. Tricia
    May 23, 2009

    Jamison, I think for your birthday we should make some FRESH icing, haha!

    Nana, thank you!

  4. Peter Brunone
    May 27, 2009

    Wow, that one looks even better!

    Way to give up your clown points in favor of more rose-making skill. You have chosen well.