Friday, August 1, 2008

The Skateboard Cake

My computer has been dying a slow, slow death. I've had lots of days without it lately, but of course, now that I've finally broken down and ordered a new one, it's working just fine. I'm very excited about my new computer though. Can't wait for it to get here. Anyways, about the skateboard cake...

My nephew turned 10 this past week. I can't believe he's getting so big. He's a good kid and a great clubhouse builder.

He's completely obsessed with DC brand stuff and he requested a skateboard cake for his birthday. So, I made him a DC skateboard cake.

It was pretty cheesy, but he liked it. He especially loved the DC logo and the donut wheels.

I found the basic skateboard shape idea online and made the graphics by doing frozen buttercream transfers, which, if I practiced, could actually turn out really neat designs and it was really easy to do. I'm going to try it again for Ian's little brother Max's birthday cake in August. He wants a dragon with bubblegum eyes. So we'll see how that one turns out.

Madeline painted the cake board. We used washable tempura paint on foam board and we covered it with plastic wrap before putting the cake on it.

I think she's a budding artist. She did a purple and blue painting before this one for Ian, but I fell in love with it and decided I needed to keep it.


Angela said...

That cake is so cute! Little Martha Stewart. I can't believe Ian is Madeline's a little cute!

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