Tweet Little Bit will be one in just a few weeks! I am super excited about planning his first birthday party. I picked out The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the theme.
I went to Target and got the plates, napkins, and other various party things. Hubs paid for it while I had taken Little Bit to the food court to feed him some yogurt. I asked how much it was for all my wonderful goodies. Seventy five dollars. I. Was. Floored. Then I got cheap. Real cheap. I started frantically searching through Google images for pictures of do it yourself caterpillar cakes. They all looked so cute and so easy.
Mom and I immediately took a trip to Micheal's for me to get some fondant and try my luck at cake making. I love baking. Baking cookies, bread, and pies. Cakes historically have not been my thing. I don't like cake so I don't make it. Hubs doesn't really care for it either so I've been off the hook for quite some time.
I came home with all my goodies. This morning Mom and Dad took Little Bit shopping so I set to making a practice cake. I baked the cake and let it cool. Then I chopped of the top of the cake. It was uneven and I knew things were already off to a bad start. I made the butter cream icing and it didn't quite taste right. I forged ahead! Cakes are expensive I told myself. You can make this look respectable I told myself. Then came the fondant. The little tutorials online were full of "go get ums" and "you can do it's." They lied. Plain and simple. Finally after all but beating the fondant with the rolling pin I got it to a nearly flat state. I placed it on the cake and trimmed off the excess. I put little circles around the bottom to try to cover up the botch job I did while removing that excess. Here is the end result...
Mom called me after she took some home. Here is how it went. Me, "Well?." Mom replies, "You don't normally make cakes right?." Me, "nope." Mom, "Perhaps you should buy a cake instead." I hung up with Mom and called the bakery. Alas, just because it looks easy on the interwebs doesn't mean it actually is. Thank the Lord above for bakeries!