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miamor January 6th, 2012 11:46 AM

birthday cake!
ok, so i was reading about how chocolate shouldn't be introduced til age 2 and all that...so what flavor of birthday cake will you be making for little one if you're doing a cake?
i have no idea about this stuff since this is my first..
for moms who other children, did those babies eat cake on their first birthdays? what kind?
did you use icing too?

*~~Shannon~~* January 6th, 2012 05:48 PM

Re: birthday cake!
I've never heard no chocolate until 2. In fact DS1's smash cake was chocolate. My friend and former culinary arts teacher owed me a favor, so he had his students make smash cakes for DS1 and his cousin. It was chocolate sponge, vanilla buttercream and fondant.

I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do for E's birthday cake but I need to figure it out soon. Less than a month until his party!

~Caroline~ January 6th, 2012 07:04 PM

Re: birthday cake!
I want to make a rainbow cake, but I don't bake much and I don't know how complicated it is. We'll see.

miamor January 6th, 2012 07:26 PM

Re: birthday cake!

Originally Posted by ~Caroline~ (Post 25431990)
I want to make a rainbow cake, but I don't bake much and I don't know how complicated it is. We'll see.

like a cake in the shape of a rainbow or a cake with colored layers when you cut into it like a rainbow?


or both! shaped like a rainbow and rainbow on the side?

KAB January 6th, 2012 09:12 PM

Re: birthday cake!
I don't think Rebecca is going to eat any of it, unless her eating habits drastically change in the next couple of months. We'll probably just go with vanilla cake, or maybe strawberry.

Rabbit8 January 7th, 2012 10:43 AM

Re: birthday cake!
I'm not sure what kind of cake I'll be doing for Lizzy. I took some cake decorating classes at Michael's so I have all the tools to decorate really nice cakes now, and the know-how. Need to think about what I want to do for her, something spring like with flowers. I may do a lions/lambs theme, we'll see. After December I feel pretty done with baking so I'm not thinking too much about it just yet.

April Flowers January 10th, 2012 10:30 PM

Re: birthday cake!
I am probably going to do lemon cake. I caught my daycare ladies feeding Abigail pieces of lemon donut and she loooved it, so I figure that would be nice. I saw a picture once of a bunch of cupcakes shaped and decorated like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I think it looked cute.

Something like this:

Adelyns_Mommy January 11th, 2012 12:22 PM

Re: birthday cake!
Brody's smash cake will be vanilla, and his cake will be 1/2 chocolate 1/2 vanilla and then the cupcakes will be confetti!

douglas678 January 15th, 2012 03:31 PM

Re: birthday cake!
That's what I haven't figured out. We are doing Panda theme but I don't want black icing. I will probably stick with a white cake, but we will see. I may get some opinions before I decide. EV will do a smash cake, but def no black icing for her!

ReaganorDean January 22nd, 2012 08:25 AM

Re: birthday cake!
A Quackin' Snack Cake

This is the cake I'm thinking about making with marble pound cake underneath.

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