Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy 11th Birthday, Vegan Son #2

When I asked Son #2 what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he did not hesitate in requesting The Lord of the Rings.  We threw around a few ideas (Bilbo's hobbit hole was a contender, but I thought that would require way too much fondant), and then settled on the map of middle earth.  I will admit to pushing for the map because I thought it would be pretty easy.  Ha!  So, sorry out there to all the super fans for the inaccuracies.  Buttercream is harder than you think!  The cake is a triple recipe of my vanilla cake, baked in an 11x15x2 pan. Standard buttercream frosting, chocolate chip mountains, and diluted Wilton gel colours painted on for the coloured accents.





28 comments:

Anne said...

Your decorating skills are getting very advanced!!!!!

Cate Lawrence said...

That's an amazing cake! Such great work

Lili said...

You are one awesome vegan Dad.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! I'm planning a LOTR party for my son this year, too, but my cake will need to be more simple. I don't think I could pull off detailed map like this!

Peter Ball said...

Wonderful craftsmanship! Happy Birthday to Son#2!

Bennzz61 said...

Wow! Amazing job!! I'm sure your son loved it.

veganutz said...

Um...wow. I'm impressed. You did an awesome job on this cake. It made me laugh when you said you thought it would be easy. Bet your son was beyond thrilled.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for half sheet vegan vanilla cake recipe- can I ask how long it took to bake? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your cake is FANTASTIC! The detail, the beautiful writing; I am in awe. Congratulations!

Cynthia

Karen said...

As a fan of Middle Earth also,first read back in the late 60s and then again mid 80s, and seeing these books "come to life" and "sharing" w'G'kids has been wonderful, I must say "WAY TO GO DAD", that is one beautiful cake!

Aimee B. said...

Wow, this is AMAZING! I can see the time and love you put into this. I'm sure your son loved and appreciated it. Hope he had a great birthday! :)

Kelly said...

Wow! That's amazing.

Mrs Finknottle said...

Wow! That cake looks amazing, well done. :-)

Natalie Barrington said...

Awesome! What a labour of love.

sugarbeet said...

this is seriously awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That cake is beyond amazing.

ceblakeney said...

Oh my- chocolate chip mountains! If you have chocolate chip mountains, all inaccuracies are forgiven! Beautiful beautiful.

Robin said...

Yes, you deserve the best dad of the year award!

WritePublishDie said...

Wow! I'm astounded by the intricate detail and outright beauty of your decorating work. (Disclaimer: I'd be just as impressed even if I weren't a Tolkien fan and a vegan.)

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Kyra said...

Omg, what an awesome cake! I cannot imagine how long it would have taken you to do all those map details! I hope your son had a very happy birthday :)

Joe Chlapowski said...

This is AMAZING! So well done. Chocolate chip mountains! Ha! I love seeing the children's cakes, and I know they'll be a special memory for them as they grow up!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. As an August birthday I can say this cake is just fabulous.
Keep up the great work!

Ruby Louise said...

Awesome cake! You have excellent icing penmanship. I wouldn't have thought of chocolate chips as mountains though it makes perfect sense.

Lisa in VA said...

I wish you were my dad. What an awesome cake! So much love went into making that. It is really beautiful, too!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a fantastic cake!

Sarah Goblot said...

Gorgeous cake. Are the wilton gel colours vegan? Including the black?

GillianNZ said...

That is truly phenomenal. I'm a buttercream decorator too but i have never attempted something like this and i will be hiding it from my kids :)