Monday, December 27, 2010

Baby Cake Boss Makes His Debut
(a guest post by BCB)


Spring Fever


After watching many episodes of "Cake Boss," I decided it was time to begin. A couple of months ago, I made two ugly chocolate cakes then ate them and they were good. Then I made one beautiful cake, it was pretty, but disgusting since the pound cake was buttery (it was like four sticks). Today, I made a beautiful cake but am not sure how it tastes... YET. For Christmas, me and Natalie got lots and lots of cake stuff. So while Natalie was at Aunt Natalie's house, Mom and I made a cake. She gave advice and helped, but it was my design and handiwork.

First, we used fondant to shape flowers and leaves.

I thought that the white flowers would look best. It was easier than we thought to dye the fondant--luckily.

We used a homemade sponge cake recipe

I started working on birds and leaf lines, while my Mom finished the flower centers.

I like the little bluebird the best. He was my second try.

Mom frosted it while I tinted the fondant yellow for the cake cover. Dad popped the cakes out of the pans, so Mom didn't have to throw a fit and cuss.

This sheet helps you know what size to make your circle once you measure the cake.

Camille helped me smooth it out.

We smoothed the yellow fondant and only ended up with a few wrinkles.

Easy part comes next.

I loved laying it out, it was pretty fun.

My mom takes the worst pictures.

Bon Appetite... YES.

20 comments:

Jayne Layne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! That is GORGEOUS! I cannot believe Nicholas made that, and then did his very own post. I am so impressed! Great job buddy!

Will you make Naomi's birthday cake?!

partii said...

I just can't wait to put a knife to that beauty! Seriously, I can not believe how nice it turned out. Guess I know who I should ask to make my birthday cake.
Good job Nicholas!

jill said...

WHAT THE HECK?!!!!! Who died and made HIM the cake boss? I am SERIOUSLY blown away!!! That cake is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! A perfect cake for spring...

I want to order one!
Way to go Nickarus!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! I know who I am going to next time I need an amazing cake... One question: how well does it ship across the country?

Seriously, great job Nicholas. I wish I could be there to taste it! -CB in CA

Brooke said...

Nicholas great job! I am so impressed! I hope that you will keep making cakes and blogging about it, I am so excited to see what you do next!

Anjie said...

Jen told me that you made a cake and I had no idea that you made and DESIGNED a cake. I am very impressed at your skill and creativity. That is truly a very impressive cake, especially since it is your first one. Your mother is slow in helping you and your siblings pursue and enhance your many talents. I will take you to a class at Le Academie de cuisine. I think you have graduated from your tiny kitchen to the real thing. (o; Great job Nicholas. You are a master at many things, and now the cake. Impressive my dear, very impressive!!

Jek said...

WOWZER!! I think i have been replaced in the cutesy creative cake department! i took a class like this and it is a lot harder than you realize! You rock nicholas!!! WOW!!! You need to go on TV~

Up in Bubbles said...

Holy Mackerel! That is absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't have believed you made it, if I did not see the proof in the pictures. Seriously good job. This could be a future business you know. Jennifer you said you had been watching cake boss but I had know idea you guys would turn out stuff like that. WOW!

maybe I should start

Jek said...

Nicholas you absolutely did a wonderful job on that cake. You are the Bossman!

Mitch said...

Holy crapola hombre!! That cake is INCREDIBLE!! I would have never ever EVER guessed that came from Nicholas. I guarantee the cake boss could get some major cash for a cake like that. Keep up the good work nicholas!

Jenni and Mitch Miller said...

Nicholas oh my gosh!!!! You are SO FREAKING TALENTED! I am obsessed with that cake you made. In fact, when Mitch and I get really rich we may just hire you to be our own personal cake maker. I'm definitely having you make my next birthday cake! Capiche! Good job little buddy:)

Tiff said...

Um, at first I read this post very quickly and when I saw "mom" and "dad" used a lot, I was thinking, "Oh Jen's parents must have been in town for Christmas." But then I realized it was Nicholas posting and it was his cake and I was like, "Holy Cow, that is AWESOME!"

Suzanne said...

My jaw just hit the floor! Good for you Nicholas! -Suzanne

Meredith said...

Dang Nicholas! I spend a ton of time looking at pictures of pretty cakes online and this one looks like it could totally be in one of those pro cake magazines. Plus you have a great sense of color. Good work! You could be the cake boss' apprentice.

funkitup said...

Absolutely breathtaking! A lefty too? That means you are extra creative and it shows!

SaraBerry said...

Awesome!!! How did it taste? I wouldn't want to cut into something so pretty! Can I hire you to make a cake for January 15th?

Tammy said...

Very Very good! Keep it up Nickolas! The feeling of accomplishment afterwards is what it is all about. Have your mom show you my picture of my cakes on my FB profile. Keep it up buddy! You are talented!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is a beautiful cake!! What a huge accomplishment! I watch cake boss all of the time and it has made me want to start cake decorating as well, but I would NEVER attempt to decorate a cake with fondant!!! Never!!! I know I would mess it up! You, sir, have put me to shame!! Great job!

HallieAllie said...

Can I get your autograph?! Lol! Good job :)

carey said...

SUPER impressed!! Those kids are absolutely darling! How are you guys doing? Wish we could see you more! (Carey, Ty, & fam)