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Thursday, January 22, 2015

An Old Cake and A New

The next winter birthday is January 10th, Jeremy's birthday. After so many birthdays, it can be hard thinking of a good theme for a cake that hasn't already been done, and yet one that they will still enjoy. Of course, if the recipe is the same, they're sure to enjoy it no matter what it looks like.
 Jeremy's all-time favorite sport is football and he likes the Steeler's, but we already did a Steeler's cake the year before last (the Steeler's cake picture is in the first "cakes" post). Then last year, we did this humungous tower of sweetness.

  Who doesn't like Kit-Kats and M&M's? Not to mention, who doesn't like Kit-Kats and M&M's together on a double-layered cake with peanut butter icing?! Okay, some might think it sounds kind of gross (and it was rather sickening, so one tiny sliver was quite enough), but for anyone with a major sweet tooth, it's paradise.

 So that was last year's cake. For this year, we decided we'd try to "trace" a picture we have of Jeremy and Molly (our beagle) together. I won't show the actual picture because the final image on the cake really doesn't look much like the original (but goodness, we used icing)! Obviously, we new it wouldn't be detailed, so Katlynn turned the picture into a drawing, by editing it at iPiccy.com, so we had a simplified version of the photo. Then we used our favorite technique to trace and transfer the finished product onto the top of the cake (our technique is explained here: http://avaluableseason.blogspot.com/2014/10/cakes.html). And...voilla!

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