This is our cake section. We make cakes for our children and occasionally for friends. Not professional at all (as you can see from the decorating itself). I hope you enjoy them. Yes yes, we realize spending a couple weeks on a cake is a waste of time, but it's fun.
Sydney's Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Cake (10th - 2012)
Hannah's Nightmare Before Christmas Cake (8th - 2012)
Sydney's Pirates of the Caribbean Cake (9th - 2012)
Hannah's Monkey Cake (7th - 2011)
Sydney's Fantasy Cake (8th - 2011)
Hannah's Alice in Wonderland Cake (6th - 2010)
Sydney's Animal Cake (7th - 2010)
Hannah's Peter Pan Cake (5th - 2009)
Marissa's Baby Shower Cake (2009)
Sydney's Dragon Cake (6th - 2009)
Hannah's Super Mario Galaxy Cake (4th - 2008)
Sydney's Dino Cake (5th- 2008)
Hannah's Elmo Cake (3rd - 2007)
Jacob's Halo Cake (11th - 2007)
Peyton's Strawberry Shortcake Cake (4th - 2007)
Sydney's Fairy Cake (4th - 2007)
Hannah's Halloween Cake (2nd - 2006)
Sydney's Dora the Explorer Birthday (3rd - 2006)
Hannah's Bug Factory Birthday (1st - 2005)
Marty and Kathy's Beach Anniversary (25th - 2005)
Sydney's Little Mermaid Birthday (2nd - 2005)
Gaby's Rainbow and Flower Birthday (4th - 2004)
Britney's Wheel of Fortune Birthday (31st - 2004)
Jayne's Elmo Birthday (2nd - 2004)
Sydney's Lady Bug Birthday (1st - 2004)
Q: OMG, how can you cut into that?!
A: Easiest thing ever. After a couple weeks every night working on it. I'm sick of it and worrying that something is going to fall off. Eating that thing is the end. Yum.
Q: Are you professionals?
A: Not even close, we make 2 cakes a year for our daughters. Maybe 3 if we volunteer for a friend. Our culinary skills have not improved since we started with this much "practice".
Q: You know someone would pay a lot of money for a cake like that.
A: I have yet to be offered "a lot of money" for a cake.
Q: Why don't you start a cake business?
A: Honestly, I don't think it would be fun if we did that.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: For the cakes we've volunteered, we've only asked to cover the parts.
Q: Why didn't you do this? Or that?
A: I probably wish I did "this or that". Once we make the plan it's really hard to turn back halfway through and believe me I usually have all kinds of ideas after the fact but if we change the plan we truly won't finish the cake in time. I have about 849 what ifs after every cake that just drive me crazy but that's just how it is.
Q: How long does a cake take?
A: We usually think about it for a couple nights 2 weeks ahead of time. Then start working, so generally a week and a half of structure and animation. We always do the "cake" portion the night before which seems to take us until 4 am regardless.
Q: How much money do you put into each cake?
A: No idea, don't want to know really. I order all kinds of what if type of stuff along with what I know I'll use for every cake so what I spend is never what it really costs. That's ok though because it will come in handy some day.
Q: What recipe do you use?
A: Box cakes!
Q: What kind of frosting do you use?
A: Canned, Betty Crocker I believe it is. We'd like to start using buttercream some day since it sets up to a nice hard crust and is much easier to use. We just don't like the taste so we stick with the bought stuff.
Q: What do you do with them when you're done?
A: Trash'em. I have no desire to do the same cake twice. If I have to do the same theme again I'd prefer to improve or make a whole new design.