Wednesday, May 23, 2012

12th Birthday Cake: Let the Good Times Roll.....

Last Friday night we celebrated my daughter's 12th birthday with some friends at the roller skating rink.   I blogged about some special memories of our Cupcake #1 HERE for her actual birth date on May 19th. 

My daughter's birthday celebration began when my mom took her to a private dance lesson at a local studio by our house.  Here they are before the class.  They had a lot of fun!

My daughter wanted a cookie cake so I decorated this one.  

But, I also wanted to decorate a cake too!  To go with the skating theme, I made this cake which was the same cake recipe I made for her soccer cake last year.

My good friend, J.H., recently told me how to make the cake look smooth like fondant, but with a lot less work!  The secret is a Viva paper towel, since it is plain without a pattern.  You just ice the cake as usual and my homemade icing was a little soft so I then put it in the fridge to harden the icing a little.  Then I took a sheet of Viva and laid it on top of the cake like this:
Then just rub your hand over the paper towel until smooth.

I even did this for the side of the iced cake so before the "Viva technique" the side of the cake looked like this:

Then I just place a paper towel on the side and rubbed my hand over the towel...

And it became smooth like this:

So the finished cake before I decorated was fondant-like with a lot less work...

Happy Birthday Cupcake #1! We love you!
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Tiffany said...

Lots of birthdays, Tracy! Popping over to say hello and wish many blessings and wishes to you and your family:) The cakes are beyond cute!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,

Happy Birthday to your Cupcake. Both our girls have turned 12 this month. I love the cake, super cute!!!

Thanks Tiffany and Kimberly for stopping in and commenting! Kimberly, Happy Birthday to your 12 year old daughter too! :)

Laurie said...

What a special birthday date with grandma. And your cake and cook look incredible. A true labor of love!

noreen said...

Very impressive Tracy! Didn't know you are also a talented baker and decorator! Love the cake and the tip. I've never used fondant myself but perhaps it's not as difficult as I thought. Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

Delly said...

You are so creative! Beautiful cake. Happy belated birthday to Rachel! How is she twelve already? Time goes so fast- I remember when she turned eight the year I met you all :)

Patty said...

Tracy! Happy 12th birthday to your beautiful daughter! She sounds like she really had a great birthday this year...dancing and roller skating! Your roller skate cake looks so darn cute. Thanks for sharing it!

Mom2Seven said...

Tracy! It worked! The link that you were given fixed the problem!

Love the pictures. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. And, I am definitely using that idea for frosting! Peace +JMJ+

Mom2Seven said...

Tracy! It worked! The link that you were given fixed the problem!

Love the pictures. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. And, I am definitely using that idea for frosting! Peace +JMJ+

Mom2Seven said...

Was I too excited? My comment appeared twice! Oh well! :)

Ugochi said...

Hi Tracy.
Congratulations, I pray you many more birthdays. I found you on NOBH crew page, liked it and followed you on GFC, NetworkedBlogs and liked your page. You can check ,me out at TESHUVA-

God's grace!

Great icing cake tip, will have to give that a try, Little Man's birthday is next week:) Happy Birthday to your cupcake

Emily Cook said...

I LOVE that roller skate cake! way to go! Im pinning it!

new follower from NOBH!


momto8 said...

happy birthday to your daughter! looks fun at your place!

Anna said...

Stopping by from Crazy Mama's Monday Blog hop! Look forward to checking out future posts!

Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! That cake is so cute!

Unknown said...

Her cakes both look really nice!! Happy birthday :)

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