Just Eat It!

I love baking.  As far back as I can remember I loved being in the kitchen with my grandma or mom and scraping the cake batter from the bowl.  Of course, I always had to get as much as I could before the bowl was passed to Grandpa.  Sometimes he would share.  I especially remember the elaborate birthday cakes my mom would make.  Cakes like cookie monster and strawberry shortcake!  They were so colorful and cute, I know she spent a lot of time on them.  Thanks, Mom! :)

Now that I have a daughter I love the thought of making her birthday cakes.  She is going to be 1 in less than 2 months and I have already started planning.  Zebra and pink is the theme, and there are so many ideas out there on the internet!  Anyway, here is my first attempt, or her "practice" cake.  This was my first time making modeling chocolate, and it was easy!  I used store bought icing this time, but I'll make my own buttercream for the real thing.  I think I'll make it a darker pink, and make the cake into two tiers (if I can find a 6 inch or so cake pan).  Overall I like how it turned out.  Leave me a comment or suggestion and tell me what you think!


Allegro Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following back :)

DanielleCorrelle said...

This is so cute!

Thanks for entering the giveaway over on Flip Flop Reviews. We are following you now too :o)

Lindsey said...

It's lovely... it looks almost too pretty to eat!!!
Following you back! :)

Rondi @ WAHM Resource Site said...

Looks delish! Thanks for the follow. I am following you back. Have a great weekend!

Shelley said...

Too stinkin' cute and you made your own modeling chocolate, how cool is that!! Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
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Lisa said...

Love the new hair!

Hi, I came over from Swingin By Sunday. I am now following through GFC and Twitter. I also liked you on fb.

I'd love for you to swing by my blog and follow me back.

The Nourishing Homemaker

lovinangels said...

OMG, that is beautiful? Have you ever worked with fondant? The marshmallow stuff is pretty easy to work with!

I stopped by from the Relax and Surf Sunday...It's my birthday! I'm so excited!

I'd love you stop by http://www.lovinangelseveryday.blogspot.com

Chase said...

I haven't worked with fondant- I did see some recipes though, I'll have to check them out!

David & Charlie Cates said...

I think this cake is great love the zebra design, never seen it used on a cake, but its great.
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Hope you can follow me too
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Sueberry said...

Pretty cake! Do you watch Cake Boss? I *think* the season premier starts Monday night. :)

I'm a new follower via Sunday Strolling Blog Hop.

Becky @ Sueberry Lane

mrsking14 said...

Following you from Sunday Strolling Blog Hop! You can find me at http://thasuburbanhousewife.blogspot.com

Yumi said...

that cake looks so tasty!!! :) I like your blog I found you through the sunday blog hop!! you've gained one new follower!! when you get a chance please check out my blog also. http://www.dreammua.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Oooo! I love baking too! That cake is super cute. My daughter will be four in a couple weeks and she wants me to make her a princess cake. I have to try the modeling chocolate. Cute blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog hop. I am happily returning the follow.


The Crypto-Capers Series said...

I am following you for the blog hop. Please do the same at http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com

Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from Swingin' By Sunday! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

Momgen said...

Oh boy like that cake. A new follower form Swingin' by Sunday. See you in my site.

1grown2togo said...

OMG!!That is so amazing looking almost to good to eat!! New GFC follower from Relax & Surf~Shari


Lisa said...

Good job on the cake!

I'm a new GFC follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog and check it out.


Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

What a pretty cake!

I just found your blog on one of the Sunday blog hops! Have a great week.

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

Jen said...

That looks yummy! :)
Thanks for stopping by and following. I am now following you.
Come back to visit again soon.

Jen said...

That looks yummy! :)
Thanks for stopping by and following. I am now following you.
Come back to visit again soon.

Jen M said...

Thanks for stopping by and following me. Returning the favor :)
Jen @ My Secret Home

Veronica Lee said...

How pretty!

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
Have a nice day!

BabyDealsDujour said...

Great job!

Now following from http://www.babydealsdujour.com/blog

We track all of the daily baby deals in real-time. Would love for you to stop by and follow back!

Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three said...

What a wild cake! Love it.
New blog hop follower
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Anonymous said...

That's so awesome!! Great job!

I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by my blog too! Hope you have an awesome day! :)



Sarah said...

Cute cake!!

I'm one of your newest followers! Would love to have you stop by :)


Money Saving Momma said...

Hi and happy to meet you on the friday blog hop!!! Your blog is awesome, happy to be your newest follower. I am a newer blogger and have money saving tips and household hints at:


I'd love you to follow me back!

HayleyK said...

Hey I know you are a busy mama, but I am doing a series of blog guest posts about being a mom, moms around the world and are we all the same way raising kids. You could just write about how life was when you were a kid with you mom, and now that you are the mom, how do you raise him, did you do it like your mom did. What are the rules, the traditions and values you teach, etc. Let me know.

AngelEden said...


I found you through the blog hop & am now following, I hope you can visit me & follow my blog too :)


Jamie said...

What a lovely cake! I LOVE animal print cakes.

Found you on a blog hop! Be sure to follow back and give me a visit!

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

That cake is awesome!!!

I'm a new follower of your blog! I hope you'll stop by my blog and follow me too!


Tiffany Christie said...

Following you from the Blog Hop.
I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Oh my goodness!! That is so adorable! You did fabulous!!

I am a new follower on GFC and Twitter/fan on Facebook!

I've got a cloth diaper giveaway coming soon, you'll have to come and follow me to see it!

Coleienm said...

Thanks for stopping by and following me. Returning the favor :) Jen @ My Secret Home