Boy’s First Birthday Cake

Boy’s First Birthday Cake

by justin


Jake's First Birthday Cake

Jake’s First Birthday Cake

I didn’t know what kind of cake that I wanted to make and it was two days until his birthday, his first birthday! A normal cake just would not do.

My family and friends have a tradition of making the most creative cakes, so I had to think of something.

I mixed together an angel food cake with 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1/2 cup softened butter for each round part of the cake. I mixed the batter together with an electric mixer until smooth and then poured it into the pans. I left about a cup out of each batch to use for the little parts.

I put the pans in the oven and let them cook for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. I molded the left over batter to the shape of the feet, ears, and arms on a cookie sheet and put them into the oven. It took me about three tries to get them right. It is crucial to check them a lot of they will be miss shaped.

When time was up, I pulled the cake out and allowed to cool. After about an hour I started the frosting. I used just regular icing that I found from Walmart. A white and a skin color is all that was needed. I iced the body and the head first, then the arms and feet. After that I added the diaper and applied the feet on top of that. The eyes were made of licorice that I cut to a circle. The hair and smile are also made out of black Twislers pull and peel licorice. The rosy cheeks are just harden icing candy. It was all almost done with that.

Next take the icing and roll it into ten gradually smaller balls and apply them as toes. The hands were the last and hardest touch. It is best to use a paring knife and then shape them after they are cut to size. Put them in place. The cake is finished!

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baby shower cake

by: Anonymous

So excited to see this. I made this cake for my Daughter in laws baby shower. It looked great!


by: sarah morrison

Absolutely amazing cake, im going to attempt it for my sons 1st birthday next week. You are one talented dad, congrats 🙂

bakin dad

by: Anonymous

I love the cake it real like i wish you could design the cake for my son its his 1st birthday you have some great ideas keep rokin bake dad!!!!!!!!!!!!


by: Anonymous

I think this is just fantastic….good on you for making this cake to make your sons birthday more memorable. I think it’s also a great design to use for a baby shower cake too. Well done!

Go baking dads!!

by: Amy

A great effort, not too many dads go to the effort of baking birthday cakes, so it is great to see the dads creating simple but lovely baby birthday cakes too!

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