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First birthday cake Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
21st Apr '12

DD will be one next friday. Any good cake flavor recommendations? Are there certain flavors she shouldn't have? (like chocolate?)
are themed cakes expensive? I know for at least one of her childhood birthdays I would love to get her a Little Mermaid themed cake :D

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
21st Apr '12

I just did white cake and she had a tinkerbell cake for her 1st party

Punky's mommie 1 child; Tennessee 425 posts
21st Apr '12

why not chocolate??

Jess MHB/BLB 18 kids; Maryland 30519 posts
21st Apr '12

I just did Yellow cake for the 1st birthdays.

I didn't get any custom or specialty cake made. I made theirs myself and bought a sheet cake for the guests. You can get decorations from Michaels for the cake if you want a themed one.



I think we are doing Little Mermaid for Ayla this year. She has really gotten in to Sea Life (fish, mermaids, etc.)

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57581 posts
21st Apr '12

I made an awesome rainbow cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday...



6 layers, I used a white cake so the colors were really vivid, chocolate frosting in between the layers, and then on the outside it was white with small green and yellow decorations.



It was a hit! Especially because you had no idea it was a rainbow until you cut into it. 8)

Jess MHB/BLB 18 kids; Maryland 30519 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting The Doctor:" I made an awesome rainbow cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday... 6 layers, I used a white cake so the ... [snip!] ... green and yellow decorations. It was a hit! Especially because you had no idea it was a rainbow until you cut into it. 8)"

That's awesome. I am so not a baker lol

Ethanator's Mama 1 child; Indiana 9879 posts
21st Apr '12

I went to walmart and got a scooby-doo themed cake for E's first birthday and we got a free smash cake (one of the tiny personal cakes)

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57581 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting Jess MHB/BLB:" That's awesome. I am so not a baker lol"


That's the great thing about it-- it was really easy! You just mix the color into the cake batter in separate bowls, cook 'em, stack 'em, frost it!

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting The Doctor:" I made an awesome rainbow cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday... 6 layers, I used a white cake so the ... [snip!] ... green and yellow decorations. It was a hit! Especially because you had no idea it was a rainbow until you cut into it. 8)"


Sounds like I should hire you to bake our cake! :D
I'm a baker myself, but I am no where near that good! lol

Jess MHB/BLB 18 kids; Maryland 30519 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting The Doctor:" That's the great thing about it-- it was really easy! You just mix the color into the cake batter in separate bowls, cook 'em, stack 'em, frost it!"


Really? I should so try it then. I can cook my ass off but baking..yeah um no. lol



I saw a really cool mason jar rainbow thingy and I want to do that..I guess I would do that same thing just cut into circles to fit the jar.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57581 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting October Rust:" Sounds like I should hire you to bake our cake! :D I'm a baker myself, but I am no where near that good! lol"



Haha! Dude... I would love to bake cakes all day.



I'm making TWO for my sister's shower tomorrow. Worked on them for 5 hours last night, and have only one of the two stacked >.<

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting October Rust:" Sounds like I should hire you to bake our cake! :D I'm a baker myself, but I am no where near that good! lol"


I am a pretty damn good cook
but some baking... eh... I am not so solid at lol



speaking of baking.........
I REALLY want to make some blueberry crumb muffins right about meow

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57581 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting Jess MHB/BLB:" Really? I should so try it then. I can cook my ass off but baking..yeah um no. lol I saw a really ... [snip!] ... cool mason jar rainbow thingy and I want to do that..I guess I would do that same thing just cut into circles to fit the jar."


Yeah! You should try it! :D



I highly recommend the Wilton gel coloring-- really nice vivid colors that you cannot get from the drops! You can get them at any Michael's :D

Jess MHB/BLB 18 kids; Maryland 30519 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting The Doctor:" Yeah! You should try it! :D I highly recommend the Wilton gel coloring-- really nice vivid colors that you cannot get from the drops! You can get them at any Michael's :D"


I was going to say as I was reading..Michaels has that!

Awesome thanks!

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting InkDMomma:" I am a pretty damn good cook but some baking... eh... I am not so solid at lol speaking of baking......... I REALLY want to make some blueberry crumb muffins right about meow"


Gaaah, those sound so good! *drool*
My sugar cravings are starting to rise now lol!