Friday, March 27, 2009

How 'bout some shark?


I wanted to share this cake that I made for my son's 5th birthday last year. I made it out of a sheet cake (Betty Crocker white cake) and one tub of white frosting (it looks off-white here), some icing colored red, some blue sprinkles and gummy candy for eyes and mini marshmellows for the teeth. As you can see, the pinata was inspiration for it. I am sharing this because I am about to embark on a butterfly cake next week for one of the girls in my bible study who is about to have a baby girl. Anyone have any ideas about how to do that? Don't spend too much time on it, I am probably just going to do a sheet cake yet again and see if I can use the cut out pieces to make a little butterfly, too.

Also, I have been thinking about this. Would anyone want some real, authentic chinese recipes? I have been wanting to get some from my ayi, Tian Mei that helps in our house and didn't know if that would be of interest.
Another question: do you call it icing or frosting? I call it both :)

4 comments:

kelli said...

I love the shark!

We did a butterfly cake for G's 1st birthday- a circle cake cut in half and put together backwards, and then twizzlers and stuff for the antenna.

And yes!!! Chinese recipes!!!

shoeaddict said...

That is adorable. I am afraid that I will not do very well with the cakes.

I say icing. I'd love some Chinese recipes (and some Chinese food delievered here, too, please!).

Kate said...

Awesome shark!

I'd totally be interested in authentic Chinese recipes.

Mary Beth said...

OK - I will be working on some authentic Chinese recipes! I am excited to have another reason to do this!