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Topic: dragonfly cake for daugher's first birthday!  (Read 3334 times)
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« on: April 07, 2009 06:21:41 PM »

So, my daughter's first birthday was coming up, and I decided I wanted to craft with food, not just decorate a rectangular cake, but a cake shaped like something.  It's my first attempt at something like this, so I was really pleased with the results! 

This is how it looked pre-icing:

I baked a cake in a 9X9 silicone pan, which was really nice when I had to get the cake out of the pan, and then I cut 4 wings.  I used cupcakes for the body segments, and a small round aluminum pan for the head - the head wasn't planned, I just had too much batter and not enough things to bake it in, so it worked out well!  I really wanted the background to be chocolate icing, not white, but I ran out of time! My husband even helped with the colourful sugars. I didn't plan enough time, and I still had to prepare food for lunch and do more cleaning!  The last minute cleaning didn't happen, but the lunch did, and the cake was a hit!  My daughter didn't like it, but she made a mess for a photo opp, which was the important thing. Next time I'll decorate the cake the night before...   

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009 06:35:51 PM »

Just Beautiful! coolest idea, I bet she thought it was beautiful! My daughter didn't like her first cake either, but always with the mess! I hope you guys had a lot of fun.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009 06:36:52 PM »

I'd say you did a pretty good job on this cake.  It looks just like a dragonfly, and very colorful.  

I'm glad you didn't use chocolate icing.  
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 03:50:36 AM »

I love the cake, its lovely!

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009 03:38:50 AM »

Superb!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009 12:48:50 PM »

I love the colors you used! Especially the green and blue together, it looks great!

« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009 02:35:39 PM »

What a fun idea! I like how the colors turned out.

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009 12:41:58 PM »

I love that idea - really cool and so creative! I am going to have to pass that along to someone I know.. who was searching for a b-day cake recipe for her son's 2nd birthday! Awesome!!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009 11:28:00 AM »

I love it! So creative and unique... what other one year old has a dragonfly cake that was crafted by their mom?! Job well done!
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