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Birthdays, Entrepreneurs, and Clown Noses

April 25, 2008

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Twenty seven years ago today, my youngest daughter, Stacy, was born. Who’d have thought then that a mere twenty-seven years later she’d be holding her second nephew in her arms. And the end of May, she’ll be graduating as a certified Veterinary Assistant. (She’s already finished school for that, and I’m very proud of her for it.)

For her birthday, her sister and I decided to make her a birthday cake. See, she loves Tinkerbell so much she had her tattooed on her arm. We thought it would be fun to make her a really cool one she could share with her friends when she goes out tomorrow night.

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Cindy is a budding entrepreneur. She’s learning how to make cakes that look like professional cakes, complete with fondant. She and her friend want to start a business making specialty cakes and I think she could be really good at it. As long as we can keep Cayden away from them. See that little dent by Tink’s ear? Yeah. That was Cayden Captain Hook taking a swipe at Tink.

For this cake, we bought the mold from Michael’s and then she frosted it with chocolate frosting (YUMM!) and then put the fondant over it. I, then, did the artwork on it using special Disney food coloring and small pastry brushes. It was a lot of fun, and I know Stacy LOVES it.

Cindy also had two other cakes to bake and decorate. Tomorrow is Cayden’s birthday party. His birthday was really on the 14th, but we’re having a family and friends celebration tomorrow and he wanted a Lightening McQueen and a Tow-Mater cake.

Here’s the Tow-Mater cake in progress:

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And Lightening with the frosting, pre-fondant stage:

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And here’s the birthday boy showing me the clown nose he got at the Mariner’s game yesterday with his dad. (I’ll let his mommy blog about that.)

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Tomorrow’s the Chihuahua races and Cayden’s party. I have a big day ahead. I promise to take lots of pictures of both.

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One Comment
  1. April 26, 2008 5:02 am

    Wow! Fun weekend ahead! Love the Tink cake and the Cars are coming along nicely. Have you or Cindy seen Ace of Cakes on the Food Network?

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