Monday, May 2, 2016

The First Cakes and Other Events

There was a mini comic convention near us, so we went to it. Who turns down a comic con a mile away from home? My oldest came home for the weekend to go to it and to celebrate her sister's birthday a little early.

  Like my son's costume? He had to do a bit of sewing to put it together. He is a character from Undertale.

After the Convention, we went home for cake. There were two to start birthday month, as we celebrated my father's and my daughter's at the same time. My father's cake is a vanilla cake made with coconut flour and sweetened with honey. The honey flavor was a bit overpowering to me, I may have to tweak the recipe if I use it again. The frosting is a basic melted chocolate with a pat of butter to keep it spreadable.

My daughter chose a Mad Tea Party theme for her cake. I used various containers to bake a velvet cake in the shape of a chessboard, a teapot and teacups. They are decorated with buttercream frosting, whipped cream, melted chocolate and strawberry slices. The handles, the tea spout, and the characters are Scotch shortbread. Shortbread worked fairly well, but I did break a couple of handles before I managed to get one to stick on the teapot with chocolate. As usual, my cakes are made for taste, so they are a bit rougher than what might be accomplished with fondant. No one here likes fondant, so I don't use it.

Two down, two to go.


Paula Vince said...

I never thought I'd ever see a Mad Hatter's Tea Party cake :) That's awesome.
Like you guys, we love those comic cons, and recently had one in Adelaide which the kids went to. Nothing like seeing so many people make an effort to get dressed up.
Great costumes too, by the way.

Kez said...

Great costume! And once again, awesome cakes! I'm with you all on fondant - nasty stuff :)

Keeley said...

Oh my gosh! Just wait til my son sees that costume! He's all about Undertale these days. It's the new Minecraft. :D
LOVE those cakes!

......and now I need cake... :P

Inner Elder said...

I still can't believe how fantastic that cake was! A work of art. It hurt me to see you cut it and eat it. Even tho it was delicious! My friends all think you should go into business. Chase, your costume is amazing, just like you! Love, Mom/Grandma

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