superniece loves superman

August 10, 2012

my niece christina is obsessed with superman. seriously, totally, and completely obsessed. (topher’s a couple steps behind her. or maybe 13 years behind…;)
she just turned 17, and barb threw her a birthday party, cause barb is a wonderful nana! so i made some superman sweets for the shindig, that my kids were very sad about not being invited to.i told them it wasn’t a party for kids. they said: “oh, we like hanging out with old people.” and then i tried to explain to them what a ‘teenager’ is. they didn’t get it.
anyhoo, i tried to do something new and awesome. only it didn’t necessarily turn out awesome: 
i wanted the cake to be blue and red, with yellow frosting between the layers. as you can see this looks like it should be a cake for a baby shower…
 here’s how it turned out- on the outside and inside:
maybe next year i will add a blazer on the outside, and a lot more red food coloring on the inside…

then i made some cake balls- and i know i told you i HATE cake balls, cause i cannot make them look pretty for the life of me. so this time- i covered the cake balls in marshmallow fondant! and they behaved much better! did they taste good?… i have no idea. i’ll have to ask barb or christina later.
under the superman symbol are pieces of cake that i cut out with a cookie cutter. then i just put a swirl of buttercream on top. if i had preplanned this portion of my contribution to the birthday party better, i would have made actual mini cupcakes. but i did the best with what i had (which was an extra layer of a cake) when i felt like i should bring more to the party.

the like the little capes 🙂
so, that’s it. i have a little break from cake making and then it’s more cakes!
and look! i found a picture of an acorn cakepop that i made for corban’s birthday party. like i said, i don’t like making cakepops, cause i am not very good at it. these things can’t stay upright cause they are too heavy and pierce through the top. will practice make perfect? we’ll see…


superniece loves superman


  1. Christin says:

    Love seeing your creative creations!!! Well done!

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