Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A Swimming Pool Cake

Kids Birthday CakesFor the children's birthdays I make shaped cakes--pirate ships, Death Stars, killer whales, black widow spiders (yea, I go through a lot of black coloring). Some turn out better than others but this one passed and tasted pretty good too. Happy Birthday David.

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67 comments:

NWO said...

That is an awesome cake!

Comedy + said...

Wow, you are talented. I have always wanted to be able to do this, but whatever I do looks like some 2 year old did. Great job and great shot. Can I have a piece?

BabyTalkers said...

that is so cool - I love it!

dcrmom said...

That is one cool cake! I'm impressed!

kim in MI said...

That's really great.
I used to make some funky custom cakes, but somewhere along the line stopped doing it ...

Beckie said...

That is fantastic. My Hubby used to make those fancy cakes for our girls when they were little. Great picture. Mine is up on My Photo Blog.

chelle said...

Totally awesome cake!

Kim Priestap said...

What a great cake! I'll have to try something fun for my daughter's second birthday coming up in June.

My WW is up and I've got some big news to share with everyone!

Jenny said...

That is awesome! My girls would love it if I could make cakes like that.

Blessings-
Jenny
Little Acorns Treehouse

Joyful Days said...

I love cakes like this they are always so fun. My sister does all the cake decorating for our family. I am challenged in that department.

crissybug said...

I am a cake person too. I love the challenge, and when it turns out the way you planned it is that much more satisfying.

I made a fire truck for my son's birthday -- not good

A ladybug & daisy for my daughter -- It turned out fantastic!

Great job on the swimming pool...what did you use for the outside? Are those oreo graham crackers or something?

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

happy Brithday, David! Enjoy that scrumptious cake!

BTW, my BD is coming up soon! LOL

Happy WW! :-)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I always pegged that hussy Polly Pocket as being the above ground pool type. She's not all fancy like Barbie and her Malibu Mansion with a Jacuzzi and inground pool.

Fabulous cake. Really, really fabulous! Happy WW and Happy Easter too!

Barbara H. said...

That is totally cute! What fun!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, that's totally cool! I love it. :)
Great job.

Julie said...

Wow! Cool cake! I wish I could have seen the "Death Star" cake. My kids would love that.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

my4kids said...

You did a great job on that cake. I used to do that more but haven't mad a homemade one in awhile.

Izzy said...

What an awesome cake!!!

I bake round cakes from the box, frost and sprinkle with confetti and I feel all Martha Stewart-y.

You put me to shame. SHAME, I say!

Marcia said...

The perfect cake, but then I bet they all come out this well. Love the sides of the pool.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

I fear the two I am about to attempt on the weekend will pale in comparison to yours :( Oh well...I'll try!

Erica said...

That's amazing!

(littlemummy.com)

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday David from Vegas. That is one great creation. He is lucky to have a great mom like you.

Happy WW

la bellina mammina said...

looks yummy and it's my favorite color! I usually irder the cake - yeah - call me lazy!! Happy birthday!!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

FANTASTIC!

Write From Karen said...

As usual, Michelle, you share the coolest things with us. I wish I could do something like that! (There would be leaks in my cake, no question!) What lucky kids to have such a talented and patient mom!

Happy WW!

Robin said...

Fantastic job! I love the licorice ladder, I may have to steal that one :).

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

wow, michelle! probably the best creative cake i have EVER seen. wow! excellent job!

Patois said...

What an amazing cake! So much better than the icky grocery store ones. The kids must have just wanted to dive right in.

wayabetty said...

I'm bowing to you saying "I'm not worthy" once again. THAT is an awesome looking cake! Your kids are very fortunate to have a talented Mom.

This Eclectic Life said...

I'm impressed. I was never able to bake cakes very well. Eat cakes---that I can do!

Michelle A. said...

This cake is so creative! I usually buy the huge Costco cakes for birthdays - good for you. You've inspired me to make a cake -off I go!

TeaMouse said...

That's an awesome cake!!!!

Lisa Milton said...

Lovely cake - Happy birthday, David. God bless you.

jenn in holland said...

Just marvy. I love the creativity...
well done, you!

Heather said...

LOVE IT! I am our resident baker as well. I can't stand the frosting from bakeries- too sweet. I have made pirate ships, pirate maps,fish, football fields, dinosaur environments, etc. Now I have a new one to try! Do you ever get ideas from Family Fun? They have some good ones!

Heffalump said...

I get a lot of cake ideas from Familyfun.com. The thing is, my boys don't particularly love cake, they just like having a cool LOOKING cake for their birthdays. We have done pirate ships, an alligator, a giant lego, thomas the tank engine, a car cake, a VW symbol cake (my son is a toy VW collector), various animals, trains, and etc. Today is #3's birthday, and he wanted a lightsaber cake. We will see how it turns out. I thought about the death star...how did that turn out for you?

scribbit said...

Yes I get a lot of ideas from Family Fun, they're a great resource. I also inherited my Mom's stack of magazine clippings with ideas from when she did it for her kids.

Those things around the side are graham sticks, not dog biscuits :)

And there's a reason I haven't posted pictures of the others--because it would be too embarrassing. I have to keep up an image you know! :)

The Death Star wouldn't have scared anyone, it was rather sagging and pathetic, though my kids too like the cool shaped cakes and not so much the taste.

My older children have started asking for real cakes that actually taste good instead of the fun shapes. Someday I'll post my recipe for the best chocolate dessert on the planet--it's to die for I swear to you--rather like a pecan crust with a layer of brownie with chocolate mousse and whipped cream. Fabulous.

And I'd love to see the light saber cake, Heffalump, my Jedis would love that one.

Susan said...

This is an outrageously cool kiddie b-day cake! I am so impressed!

Michelle said...

How perfect!
Happy WW

Mercy's Maid said...

Please consider adopting me. My birthday is on the 29th. :)

PunditMom said...

What a talent! And looks yummy too!

Coach J said...

Cool cake!!!

Stephanie said...

You are so talented! My homemade birthday cakes taste great, but they sure don't look fun like that. "I'm not worthy!" LOL

Raggedy said...

Creative cake!
I bet they loved it!
Happy Birthday David!
Happy WW

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

That's Awesome!

Damselfly said...

You are so creative! I love the licorice ladder!

Oh, The Joys said...

Talk about setting the cake bar high? Yowza!

Leslie said...

Fabulous cake! You have a real talent there.

kailani said...

What a Betty Crocker you are! It looks fabulous!

Amy said...

You amaze me! I took a cake decorating class and have yet to really use these skills like I should. This cake is totally inspiring me! VERY creative!

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

Very cool! We do wacky cakes, too. R2D2 once, a mudhole, barbie, volcano a few times... Guess I should say that HUBBERS does the decorating, I just bake the stuff.

Melissa said...

Very cool cake! I've made castles, Elmo, a dogbone shaped cake. Each year I say I'll never do that again, and every year I'm trying out something else!

Macoosh said...

that's so great! where can i see more of your creations?

Lotta said...

That looks fantastic!

JoeinVegas said...

It is impressive. And where do you get the time to come up with these ideas, shop, and create them? Not much to do in Alaska? Kids don't keep you busy enough?

flutter said...

That is beyond adorable

Carol said...

Wow! That's the coolest cake I've seen so far! The colors are fantastic and the figures in the pool are lovely. Can u please post the recipe? I'm sure your kids will praise u a lot for this wonderful birthday cake!

fee said...

Just googled "swimming pool cake for kids" in preparation for my daughter's swimming pool party next week here in Argyll, Scotland and came up with yours all the way over there in Alaska! I love the internet. I too make cakes every year on differnet themes and have photos of every one (Except the pink Barbie castle one,different shades of pink icing throughout due to numbers of gins consumed in desperation whilst decorating said cake at midnight, I then dropped the memory card thingy out of the camera at a later date...probabaly still due to gin and lost all the piccies) for my three children. I love yours and will try to do something simelar. I will be glad of a change, we have had a bit of a run on Horses!Maybe there will be a photo on my blog if it turns out ok. Fee

Sean said...

That is one great creation. that's totally cool! I love it.Visit the my stuff at aquabot thanks...

aquabot said...

Wow, this is a great idea. I was looking online for a swimming pool cake for my 1-yr old’s birthday party, since he just started going into the pool recently. What a great idea! Thanks again…

seo guy said...

I don't know but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could you post the recipe?!?! They sound gorgeous!!!

Pool Cost said...

How did you make a swimming pool cake! honestly i wish i could bake like you :(

Anonymous said...

hey that is an awesome cake my sister's b-day is coming up and i am making a pool cake for her. although her's will be more like a city pool with tile on the edge. i am also using jello for the water. i love making cakes glad u do to! :)

Phoenix Pool Service said...

That's too cool! My Dad is a pool guy as well as I; his birthday is coming up and this would be such a cool thing to get him.

Swim Cap said...

Nice cake. My daughter would like one of these (she's on swim team).

Your Pool Man said...

Haha, thats great you are amazingly talented at that stuff lol..

My Dad has a pool service business he would love this haha! but his B-Day is a long way away!