Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ta dah! (imagine WALL-E voice)

I have to give a huge shout out to BAKERELLA and my friend Kylene for the idea for my hubby's bday cake. Red Velvet Cake Balls. I was so excited to try these when I saw her post. I know I go a little overboard with birthday cakes, but it is one of my favorite things to do, and I had been racking my brain for an idea. These are super easy and turn out so cute. The boys had so much fun helping me with this cake, that I had to post all of the pictures. Plus I spent an entire day making this cake, I figure it deserved a proper tribute (Especially since it is now long gone and currently digesting, making it's way through my GI tract) I did cheat a little. Bakerella made the heart shaped box out of fondant, and when I went to Michael's and saw the price of fondant, I settled for making it out of red foam. Maybe next time.

Will had a lot of fun helping me make the balls
I am seriously shocked that my children did not puke chocolate and sprinkles last night.
They were as proud as I was of our creation.
Bear was in it for the sprinkles
Brian's favorite cake is rainbow party chip, so that is what the heart shaped base was made out of, and then I made the foam box to fit, and then stacked the chocolate cake balls on top.
Here is the final product.
Not only are they cute, mmmmmm.... so good (Sorry KT Jane)

Here is my baking and decorating crew with the b-day boy.
They looked so good, Mo wanted to sneak in a taste.
Awe, he makes that cake look even better.
Yes, I am so proud of myself. Try this little treat out, it was so fun and a definite crowd pleaser.

15 comments:

Carrie's husband said...

That "ta-dah!" is one my favorite parts of Wall-E. What a stinkin' fun cake idea, you guys couldn't possibly eat all those yourselves...you should share. Brian, you share a birthday with my sister. I can barely remember hers but when I do I'll think, "Hey, it's Brian Fulks' birthday too". You guys are great.

Ginger said...

Wow that looks like a lot of work. Glad everyone enjoyed it.

Ginger said...

Dang it! Had I known that I would have changed all my plans. ;) They look delish.

Emily said...

whoa!! not sure I have the patience and pretty sure I don't have the skills needed to make those treats! WAY TO GO! They look so yummy and festive and... professional... additional etsy shop? you little crafty homemaking girl?! such talent!
P.S. can't believe how BIG your kids are!

Katie Jane said...

Holy Crap, I am going on a day of dairy hiatus just to have some of those! My colon will just have to deal with it! They seriously look amazing. Good job talented lady.

Ambyr said...

I can't believe that!! you are amazing! I dont have the patience to do anything that time consuming.

Kylene said...

So, so, so CUTE! I love what you did with this recipe! They are so yummy huh. I had to give mine away because I couldn't stop eating them. Way to go Toni! Oh, and happy birthday to your hubby. :)

Stacy said...

I think may have to come over and get some more of them there chocolate balls. I was regretting not bringing any home as soon as I was out the door.

Nicola said...

So I did leave a comment on your blog, but for some reason it took me to a post from last year about your son sticking spoons in your pants. And yes, I stole the recipe from you. Thanks, my husband loves them! How is your family?

Carlie said...

Geez Toni! You make even the best cake decorators look ametuer (sp?)! With all that time and talent it took to make this awesome cake, you deserve to show it off! Way to go!

Rachel said...

We totally did these YESTERDAY!! We did a lot of the same things you did. SUPER YUMMY!

Heather said...

Ohhhh....those look SO yummy! My mouth is watering! I'm totally going to go & buy the ingredients now & try it! Do you think it would taste just as good with different frosting? I'm not a huge fan of cream cheese frosting.

Toni said...

Bakerella said it pretty much works with other cakes and other frosting, depending on what you want

Heather said...

I made these yesterday, and they're pretty much the best dessert I've ever had. I am eternally in your debt Toni! lol I've decided to copy you, and blog about this heaven-sent recipe!

Jon, Britt, and CJ said...

WOW! I am SO impressed! You are the cutest mom, you always do fun things with your kids. Love it!