Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cakes of Birthdays Past.......

Recently, I was rummaging through our old photos to get some pictures of Brian and I and I came across some dang funny pictures. It has always been a tradition to make "the cake" for birthdays around our house so I decided to post some pictures of cakes from birthdays past. Some of these are sweet, others are a stinking hilarious but I get an A for effort. Hopefully I will eventually get all of my pics scanned in to preserve them, but this is a start right? Enjoy.

"The Pregnant Lady"
I have always thought this cake was hilarious. I made this beauty for my sis-in law Stacy when she was Mondo Prego. You bake the cake belly in a bowl and use snowball snack cakes for the um bikini :)

Popcorn and Coke
I think this was my first attemp at a really hard cake. The entire thing is cake apart from the can of coke. The popcorn is frosting, the place mat is cake with frosting on top and the bowl for the popcorn is once again, cake baked in a bowl. Bri is a die hard popcorn and coke fella, in case you were wondering why in the world I chose to make this one.

A hole-in-one

Bri also loves golfing. I think that I made this one for Bri while we were dating. I totally think I will need to revisit this one in the future now that i am a little more experineced, but I thought that it was a cute idea. I just used different candies & frosting to replicate a golf course.

Mr. Frog
This one is all Brian's. He made this cake for me the 1st year we were dating. I used to love collecting frogs. I thought he did such a great job.


Ahhh.... this one is funny, I remember that I had limited resources making this cake, other wise I think it would have been awesome. It is a poor translation of the man from the operation game. And isn't this pic of Bri priceless?

Snow removal at the cabin
Bri has always loved going up to his parents cabin in Island park to help cut the snow off the cabin roof. This particular year they had a freaking TON of snow, and he wanted to go so bad, but we were not able to make the momentous trip so I made him a cake depicting the event so he didn't feel like he was missing anything :) After they cut the snow off the cabin, you have to jump from the roof into the snow hence the army men on the roof (just in case you thought that this was a cake about a tiny military militia ransacking a giant birdhouse:)

Sea Plane
This one is TERRIBLE, but it makes me laugh. It is supposed to be a sea plane. I think it looks like some kind of dinosaur. I think I got to a point of no return and just decided to embrace the plane in all of it's ugliness. Brian always wanted to be a pilot, but now he has a wife and children so he is not allowed to fly little tiny planes that crash all of the time. (I know, I am selfish)

Bob & Larry
I think this one will go down as one of my all time fav's. I love Veggie Tales and Will has loved them ever since he was a baby so it was only appropriate that his 1st birthday cake was Bob the tomato and Larry the cucumber.
This is Will's 2nd b-day, he was going through a Nemo phase and we practically wathched it every day.
I have no Idea why I made like 3 cakes for Grey on his 1st b-day, I always go overboard. I made him a personal basketbal to eat himself, cupcake icecream cones for his friends and cousins, and I guess the big one was for the adults. (the icecream cone cupcakes were a HUGE hit) Cover the ends of your cones with a small piece of tinfoil, arrange in 9 x 13 pan and fill 2/3 way with cake batter. Bake, after cooled, pipe on frosting and add sprinkles or cherries.

My Laptop Computer
I thought Bri was so clever making me a laptop for my B-day last year. I think he made the screen out of rice crispies and the keyboard was cake with whopper keys

Hooray, you're 30
Yea, I worked hard on this one!

Lightning McQueen
Through Will's car obsession phase he got several car cakes. We did learn however, don't freeze your cake, it is great and easy to frost, but it will defrost and your spoiler will fall off.

Superbowl Football
Bri's b-day was superbowl Sunday last year.

I will always love little Mater, he turned out so amazing and Bri and I stayed up way too late making this one. Mater was baked in a bread loaf pan and the cab was a cut from another cake baked in a loaf pan.

Sports fan
Grey was still obsessed with balls, so for his 2nd b-day he got all kinds of different sports balls. Most of the balls were baked in bowls.


bnmarsh said...

I love your cakes! Next time I need help with a cake I know who to come to.
Does Brian have his pilot's license? Blake has his, he was working on his commercial license until I had Nathan and then he changed majors.

Emily said...

oh my gosh! Seriously... do you take orders?? My husband is the cake decorator around here- I help with last minute details but we haven't made a really great one for awhile... I especially love the pregnant lady in the bikini... because if I were to wear a bikini in my pregnantness that's pretty much what I would look like (ya right) and I loved the snow one because it was so thoughtful, not to mention the skills!! :) I love the reminder that cakes are not just for birthdays! you are super cute you know that?!!!

P.s. speaking of cakes...I got your message about wanting the recipe for that raspberry cake. I am going to post it on my blog today so check it out there ok!

Carlie said...

I tip my hat to you Toni! You put me to shame! So So So creative!

Ambyr said...

Holy Crap girl!!! THose are amazing cakes. My mom used to do cakes like that for us when we were kids!!! Way too much talent for me. I'm going to need your assistance to make the McQueen and Mater cakes because Austin saw them and wants then for his birthday!!!

Ambyr said...

Holy Crap girl!!! THose are amazing cakes. My mom used to do cakes like that for us when we were kids!!! Way too much talent for me. I'm going to need your assistance to make the McQueen and Mater cakes because Austin saw them and wants then for his birthday!!!

miranda said...

Such Talent! You are a rockstar... Love you

Stacy said...

Ha Ha I just said look at greys cute balls.

Kylene said...

Can I have your autograph?

Ginger said...

Wow!...Fancy. I was totally planning to make the ice cream cone cakes for Eli's b-day. He loves ice cream. I am sure mine will never turn out like yours, though.

walkinourshoes said...

I love the cakes. You are an awesome, cool, mommy. My sister makes cool cake for herr kiddo's, too. I'm not so good, i let Grandma make it. That was fun to look at.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be doing Bob and Larry for my son's birthday this year. Did you make Larry out of twinkies?