Five birthdays in the family over the course of the week, as well as Easter, called for lots of cake and ice cream to celebrate when the family got together this past weekend. The girls have taken cake decorating as part of their 4H projects the last two years, and they seem to really enjoy it. A while back we purchased Creative Cakes by Jill Foster, so the girls looked through it and picked what they wanted to make. We had one Easter cake and one celebration cake. I think they did a great job!
The book’s slogan is “if you can write your name, you can decorate a cake!” The cake ideas are pretty creative and do-able even for a 11 and 10 year old. We didn’t have much time, so we purchased cake mixes and the candy from our regular grocery store and ready-made Wilton frosting from the cake decorating section at Michael’s. I also purchased two reusable plastic rotating cake plates – the girls said it made frosting and decorating so much easier to have the ability to rotate the cake! The only disadvantage is the cake plate was just a little too large to fit in our cake takers. They were so pleased with their cakes, they’re already talking about what cakes they want to try next. Good thing we have lots of birthdays to celebrate in our family!