I had no idea what kind of cake to buy this year and a friend joked that I should make one. This is the first time in 7 birthdays that the child didn't get a store bought cake. I've always ordered a theme cake from the grocery store and this year I didn't!
I started by searching online to see what kind of ideas were out there andand found this website. I had first decided on a Lady Bug and then the thought of making and using Fondant scared me so I kept looking and after browsing decided to try a dragonfly.
I then had to figure out how many cakes and what sizes to bake. I started out with 2 bowls to make the head and a rectangle pan for the body and 3 round pans for the wings. I think I f I was going to do it again I would use all rectangle pans and 2 bowls. I used Pyrex bowls and lined them with parchment paper to be sure that the pieces would come out without breaking. I made part of the cake chocolate and the rest was regular white cake which I added pink food coloring to the pan I used for the body. I had a great time doing it and it was loved by all!!
|In the oven|
|Starting to build|
|I used tinfoil that I had torn too short to cover the board as my template|
|Parchment paper to cut the wings|
|The larger wings|
|Ready for icing|
|Wings are done|
|Cake is done!!|
I used 2 different colors of icing and purchased sparkles and some black licorice strings to make the antenna's and outlined everything else with a tube of black decorating gel.
The cake was a hit and loved by all...especially the birthday girl!!