Hopefully my stuff looks better than what CakeWrecks posts, though 🙂
After spending about $30 on my youngest son’s first birthday cake in 2006 (that didn’t even taste that good), I decreed that I needed to learn some cake decorating on my own and do it myself!
For my birthday in 2006, I asked my husband to give me cake decorating lessons. This was a relatively inexpensive birthday gift, but the bigger gift was the TIME he gave me to take the 1-hour-per-week classes for 12 weeks.
I had a great time learning this new skill. My husband enjoyed my taking the classes too, since he would take my “homework” into the office for everyone to enjoy. I encourage anyone to give the class a shot! I’m thrilled that I can make cakes and icing from scratch, great for when I used to invite my sister to the boys’ birthday parties when we lived closer together. Her family doesn’t eat eggs, so I could make my own cakes with egg-replacer and keep the meringue powder out of the icing.
Having two sons, my cakes tend to lean towards sci-fi, transportation and sports themes, so I thought I’d share some of my geekier creations here.
All my more-unique cakes are posted to one of my favorite websites for finding decorating ideas: Cake Central. This is where you can see my Diet Coke can-shaped cake for one of my former commanders (who kept an IV drip of Diet Coke on drill weekends), plus a photography-inspired birthday cake for one of my dearest friends.