Feliz Cumpleaños Frida Kahlo

July 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

As many of you know I am obsessed with Frida Kahlo. So are my sons. Today we celebrate this magnificent woman’s bday.

Feliz cumpleaños Frida Kahlo #fridakahlo

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Fourth of July Buttercream Ombré Pinata Cake

July 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

This year we celebrated ‘Murica to the fullest with a Fourth of July Buttercream Ombré Piñata Cake.

Truth be told, after last year’s massive flag cake I wasn’t planning on making anything too crazy. But my family seemed so disappointed and I ended up caving. I’m happy though that I went for it. I had a lot of fun playing with my my new Russian Icing tips for the first time. Many lessons learned here so next time I think they’ll come out much better.

And I want to give a BIG thanks to my mother-in-law for all of her help watching the kids and killing it with the clean up!

Fourth of July Buttercream Cake view from above
View of the cake from above. Flowers created with Russian piping tips.

Fourth of July Buttercream Ombré Piñata Cake
Here is the cake after we cut it open. I had my husband cut it open so that I could record a little video, but he ruined it when he decided to eat a piece of cake mid-recording 😦

Making the ombré layersThese are the ombré layers. I use Americolor gels to get super vibrant colors.

My toddler and the cake
And here is my little man 🙂 He and I also made American flag chocolate covered pretzels But we will debut those later today…

Fourth of July Flag Cake

July 1, 2016 § 1 Comment

Last fourth of July I was SUPER pregnant.  And like any rational minded soon to be mami of two, I decided that I should spend my last days of freedom on my feet, for hours, baking a flag cake.

I started by making a 5 layer red test-cake with buttercream filling.  But I wasn’t happy enough with the height ratio of the red to white, so I ended up with this monstrosity pictured below.

4th of July Cake and Cookies

Really this cake didn’t reach it’s full height potential. But that is only because I reached the max height of our freezer, where I was storing the layers, and I literally couldn’t stand on my feet any longer. That being said, it still irks me when I look at the picture above and wish, wish, wish that there was a the very least another top red layer.

flag cake layers

The most delicious part of the cake was actually the lemon curd filling, which you can’t see here. I chose it because it wouldn’t detract from the colored layers.

Adan and Mami cookies

These are the royal icing cookies I made with toddler. This was the first time I let him roll out his own cookies and decorate them. He was DELIGHTED!

Adan y Abuelito

Here is my happy boy with his abuelito.

With Grandma and Abuelito

Here he is again with his abuelito and grandma.

Since my second son’s birthday is coming up next month my plan was to hold off from making a cake this year. But my family seemed so disappointed that it looks like I’ll be baking a cake after all. And I am actually really excited to use my new Russian icing tips. So I think the plan will be to make a red white and blue pinata cake with my toddler.

I’ll keep you guys posted…

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