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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Celebration Cake


The First Holy Communion party is over and almost all of the goodies were enjoyed; just a smidge of cake is left, but I took a picture when I finished decorating it, so I could share it with you. I wish you had been here to enjoy a piece.

What I did: I used a vanilla pound cake and filled the Wilton cross-shaped pan halfway, aftergreasing sndflouring well. I think it was 1.5 times the recipe. I baked it until a toothpick came out clean. After cooling, I frosted it with buttercream frosting and then placed a white chocolate cross (purchased at Easter) on the center of the cross. Using a small round top, I piped the pink, squiggly line all over (to look lacey). I made pink roses and placed them on the cross and piped green leaves. I used a small star tip to pipe a pink scallop around the bottom edge. With just s few cake decorating tools and some time, it was easy to do.

For pictures of the big day, pop over to Praying for Grace.



Kelly said...

Oh, my goodness! It's beautiful! I wish I could have been there to enjoy a slice of it too! :)

Well done. Thank you for sharing.

God bless!

Barb, sfo said...

Gorgeous! And I want to know how you manage to have that party over with before dinnertime. It never works out that way here.

Anonymous said...

Barbara that cake is just so beautiful! What a beautiful occasion for such a lovely accomplishment! I wish I had been there but thanks for the next best thing, the picture is awesome! JP

Dave and Michele said...

Beautiful cake. I hope the day was just as beautiful if not more. God Bless.

Michele from NH

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Well, when I first saw the photos I thought "Beautiful", but seeing as everyone's already helped him/herself to that adjective, I'd better choose a new one.

That cake is amazing, Barbara. Wow. Was it as good as it looks? Tell me no so that I stop feeling so envious. ;)

Anne said...

This cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! Maybe you can do ours in a few years...


Great work!!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks, Kelly. It was a great day.

Barb, For some reason, they all had places to be -- evening Mass, prom, another First Holy Communion. It just worked out and we had a nice quiet evening!

Thanks, JP. You are sweet.

The day was just as beautiful but in another-worldly kind of way! ;-)

I must admit, because it was a pound cake, it was a little dry. Nothing a cup of coffee or glass of milk can't fix, but a little dry.

Sure Anne, though I don't know if UPS could handle it! Honestly, I would have bought a bakery cake, but because of Noah's allergies, bakery cakes are off limits!

Deborah said...

Absolutely stunning Barbara, it looks so professional, so impressed!

SweetMissMagnolia said...

beautiful cake-bet it tasted just as delish as it looks

Sarah said...

It looks fabulous, Barbara! I almost, for one second, thought, "Oh, maybe she purchased it, because she was so busy sewing." But of course you didn't! You are amazing! =)

Sara said...

Is there anything you can't do?

Sara said...

Ha, ha, my wordverification was "feadmi" ! Get it? Feed me?

LauraSuz said...

Holy cow. That looks professional! Great job!

Jessica said...

Wow! That turned out absolutely amazing!! I love it!

Summer said...

I love the look of the lacy squiggly lines. I'll definitely file that one away for future use!