January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!

I've never actually done a New Year Cake.. though it's been on my wish list the last couple of years, I never seem to get to it with the hecticness of the holidays and my other cakes.  This year though, I did get to oversee my hubby's granddaughter make one.  My birthday gift to her in November was a Panny Cakes gift certificate - good for one cake creation of her choosing.  She chose to make a NYE party cake! ..and came to our house for 3 days straight to work on it.  There was some supervision on my part, but she pretty much designed, baked, frosted, and decorated the cake on her own!

The cake was chocolate with peanut butter oreo filling, and buttercream icing.  We had seen the number candles on a New Year cake when looking for designs she liked, so she decided to incorporate that, as well as candy confetti.. because what says NYE better than confetti, right?!  She also wanted a 'silver' icing, which is difficult to achieve, but we dyed the icing a light gray, then sprinkled it with luster dust, which gave it a nice shimmer (though it's hard to see in the pics).  The other decoration she came up with were shiny silver streamers (which she cut off a door curtain sold in the celebration section of walmart).  She tied a few of them onto the Duff curly cake wires I had and stuck them into the cake.. they were super cute!  Here are some pics I took along the way :)

..taste testing of course

..it's all about the details ;)

Ahhh.. workin' the most remarkable piece of baking machinery!

Yup.. she is txting AND mixing.. which you can only do with a trusty KitchenAid!

Frosting is Fun, right K?

And we're smoothing...

Adding the finishing touches with her bff :)

Here is the completed cake, which I thought turned out very festivious - perfect for NYE!




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