Boy1 has been into cars forever. He spent hours looking out of the window of our flat as a 18month old announcing 'car, car, car, bus, car, four-four (4x4), van, car...'. His first word was 'cah' - with pointing. He became addicted to Formula 1 at the age of three, when Lewis Hamilton won the championship. So I've been wanting to make him an F1 themed cake for a while, but it seemed a shame not to make use of a number shaped 'track'. But he finally turned eight the other week, so I got to make the cake I'd had in my head for a while.
As you can probably tell, I'm not a professional cake maker or icing modeller - but they generally look fun and taste good, so the kids are happy with that. I just made two sponge cakes, cut a section off each and pushed them together, used roll out grey fondant for the road, coconut buttercream for the grass, and liquorice allsorts for the finishing line and road markings. A couple of cars stolen from his bedroom and two little cocktail stick flags and it was done. And it was pretty stress free for once - I usually get myself and the kitchen in a right state.
Boy2 turns five next week - just a few days before our big house move - so I'm not sure I'll be similarly zen when it comes to making the requested Angry Birds cake. I'm going to try and schedule a few posts for the next couple of weeks, but we have a ton to do and won't have broadband when we move in, so apologies if I don't get a chance to comment for a while. I will read on my phone though.
What have you achieved this week? Link up your best outfits, finds, makes and bakes below.
That cake is incredible - I'm a little tempted to borrow this idea for my Dad's birthday.ReplyDelete
That's fabulous and I would be very happy if I paid for that cake! New career? xReplyDelete
A boys dream cake, very impressive! Good luck with the move, and cake mark II xReplyDelete
IT looks amazing, well done!ReplyDelete
Fab cake! Love it - very clever.ReplyDelete
Wow, very impressive - I couldn't do that in a million years! Betcha your boy was thrilled as punch. Good luck with the big move! xoReplyDelete
Lakota, that's a brilliant cake, it looks thoroughly professional to me - no hint of amateur wonkiness at all!ReplyDelete
Hope the move goes as well as it possibly can, good luck! xxx
Can't beat a bit of Motorsport :)ReplyDelete
Cake is fab, good luck with the house move x
That's amazing! I don't even like cars, but would be happy to receive this on any birthday.ReplyDelete
Heehee you have a gearhead on your hands.... it takes one to know one! (Except I'm only obsessed with anything that goes fast, and take every advantage I can to appease my need for speed! Go Speed Racer GO!) The cake came out AMAZING! I'm sure your son and his friends were very impressed, it looks so professional! Good luck with the move, I hope it goes smoothly. Remember to try and stay calm, moving can be so stressful. XXXReplyDelete
Really clever, bet it went down a storm - the grass sounds delicious!!ReplyDelete
All the very best with the move x
It looks great - very inventive!ReplyDelete
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger
Fabulous job on that amazing cake! I hope the boy was suitably grateful.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the move - always a fun way to relearn all the curse words you thought you'd forgotten.
That cake is adorable! I'm impressed with your cake decorating skills. It looks professional!ReplyDelete
I'm very impressed. I bet he'll love it. The Angry Birds may prove more of a challenge. My five year old grandson is obsessed with them too. Good Luck with that...in fact have one of my four-leaved clovers that I've Ta-dahed! :)ReplyDelete
What an awesome Mom! I never got anything like that when I was a kid. Good luck on your moveReplyDelete
What a fantastic cake, I bet your lad was thrilled to bits!ReplyDelete
Wishing you loads of love and luck with that long awaited move and hoping we get to celebrate it in person before too long. xxxx
I think it came out great. Im scared of fondant like I'm scared of birth control. I know it's probably easy to use but I'm too scared to do it. I'm planning on making my daughter a couple of hello kitty cakes for her bday. I saw a cool cake blog with lots of ideas. I still have 5 months till she is 1. Miss you Lakota. I'm pretty much in retirement now but came to say hola.ReplyDelete
Ah cool cake! Great idea.ReplyDelete
That cake is awesome, your son is a lucky chappie! (I'm going to have to make something with icing on now...or maybe just some icing! That's acceptable, right!?)ReplyDelete
Bloody brilliant! Eight is kind of a between being little and big in school so it's the perfect cake as it looks quite grown up. You are very imaginative and creative with your cakes, I wouldn't even attempt this.ReplyDelete
You'll have your work cut out when it gets to double figures.
Hoping the move goes as smoothly as possible, you'll have lots of material for Tuesdays once you're settled and home schooling!
That cake is amazing!! Your little'un must've loved it!! I have no doubt the angry birds one will be equally spectacular and delicious :) xxReplyDelete
Oh look, you ARE a domestic goddess! That cake looks just amazing. Tastes good is my main criteria when deciding what I like foodwise, so you win all round.ReplyDelete
Exciting times, moving house. Good luck with it all and look forward to hearing your news when you get to the other side. xxx
lovely cake too nice to eat. !!ReplyDelete
Awww, what an awesome cake. You are a good mommy! Best to you and yours on The Move.ReplyDelete
That is totally gorgeous! That cake looks totally professional! Lucky son (though I don't like the thought of eating something grey!)xReplyDelete
I totally agree. I'm not a big fan of fondant generally and grey is particularly unappealing. The buttercream bit is far nicer. That's why we don't like 'shop cake'!Delete
Such a great looking cake! How very creative! My little boy will be turning four in May - I hope that I can be just as imaginative and create a great cake (baking isn't my forte though unfortunately!)ReplyDelete
what an ADORABLE cake!! I'll bet he loved it!!ReplyDelete
Good luck on your big move!!!
pretty sure I saw an angry birds cake in a supermarket..... could save you some time. Depends which bird he wants! The cake is a triumph, it looks great! well done! I want to try some. Hurry up and move nearer!ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous cake - kudos to you!ReplyDelete
oh wow Great Cake! First Prize to YOU. I love motorsport, love F1, your cake is amazing.ReplyDelete
That is tremendous Lakota, I love it.ReplyDelete
Hi my dear! The cake not only looks amazing but knowing you will taste so delicious too, well done indeed xxxReplyDelete
what a fabulous, unique cake! xReplyDelete
Your cake is wonderful & just what your son wanted. Fab!ReplyDelete
super cute! here's a viddy for angry bird cake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeltOb-KAegReplyDelete
I do not envy your impending move. but I'm looking forward to seeing your new place!
I wanna link up. be right back.
Fab cake - it looks amazing! My Nan's novelty birthday cakes were a childhood highlight. We'd spend ages poring over the cake book, trying to decide which ones we wanted.ReplyDelete
Hope the move goes well.
Wow! Your cake is great! Good luck with the big move xReplyDelete
That cake looks fab! I always get myself in an enormous stress over birthday cakes too. Its ridiculous really!ReplyDelete
Anyway good luck with the move - follow my example and just dump it all in boxes and *deal with it later.
I'll try to join in with a 'ta dah' sometime soon! x
*stick it in the loft and forget about it.
Holy bejayzus, you're so clever! You should definitely win some sort of Mum Award.ReplyDelete
It's brilliant! I have had to give up all sugary baked goods and anything sweet/chocolate like due to discovering I have a sugar intolerance. Thought I was just a grumpy s**t, but turns out it's the sugar making me feel ill and cranky. *sigh* How am I supposed to cope with life now if I can't hide in a packet of Skittles and get lost in a good belgian bun?! Am just going to have to hit the gin hard, fast and loose... xxxReplyDelete
That cake looks amazing, one of my boys turns eight next month so you've definitely got me thinking can I do this. Hope you don't mind me asking a few questions, did you make the coconut buttercream yourself, I made my own once and it was disgustingly bad so I'm nervous to attempt it again. And secondly, I wondered can paintings or drawings go in Ta Dah Tuesday or is it just crafts? I've been thinking I would like to join in. I've written all this and you probably have no internet right now, if so, no worries and I wish you and your family lots of happiness in your new home. xxReplyDelete
Oh no I have missed Ta dah Tuesday again! That cake looks amazing! I always think homemade cakes are the best, they usually taste much better than the shop ones.ReplyDelete
What a fab cake! I love how you had had this one in mind for a while, I SO wish I had some cake knowledge, maybe one day I will find the passion to bake up a storm. xxxReplyDelete