Monday, June 25, 2012

Veggie Garden Birthday Cake

Veggie Patch Cake

For dad's birthday we had dinner on Friday night with some family and friends at my parents house. I decided to make a birthday cake. Dad is super into his vegetable garden at the moment so a veggie garden cake was a natural choice. The idea came from Australian Women's Weekly More Cake For Kids. This cake was so easy to make and turns out super impressive. If you know anyone that loves to garden then trust me they will love this cake.

Veggie Patch Cake

The cauliflowers were my favourite part of this cake. They were made using raffaello chocolates and green fondant.  Everyone was fighting over who got to eat the raffaelo's and dad somehow managed to hide one away until Sunday.

Veggie Patch Cake

The carrots were orange fruit sticks and ming leaves and the tomatoes were jaffas and green icing.  The book said to use fondant but I was having trouble getting the crosses to stay on the tomatoes.  Instead I just whipped up a simple icing with icing sugar, water and green colouring and used it for both the crosses and the vine.

Veggie Patch Cake Veggie Patch Cake

I love making birthday cakes and I am already planning what I can do for the next birthday in the family which is my mum's.  I have a few ideas but trying to decide which I can actually pull off!  I can't wait till next year when I will have an extra cake to make for Miss Squishy's first birthday.  Is it wrong that I am already thinking of ideas for her first birthday party???

8 comments:

  1. It looks amazing. Your Dad must've loved it. My Mum would think it was great. She loves her veggie garden.

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  2. Kat your cakes are so impressive!!!!! I love gardening and I would absolutely die of delight if someone presented me a cake like this. Sam xox

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  3. This looks FREAKING AMAZING! I am craving mucho cake now. Side note: how rad is the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake books? I still have the one with a train on the cover!

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  4. I love this cake! It is such a cute idea. And now I want someone to make me a cake like this for my birthday this year! :)

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  5. love this so much! looks amazing :)

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  6. Love it, your so creative!

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  7. Cutest cake ever - I LOVE it! Sarah xxx

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