Friday, May 7, 2010

The best semi-automatic weapon I've ever eaten

This weekend is birthday weekend for a friend of my brother's - actually he lived with my family for a month during which time I "murdered" him for my science fair board and project on blood typing. :)

Haha! Good thing he doesn't read my blog. Oh and that's ketchup on his shirt. We really got into it. :)

Anyway, he's kinda like a member of the family and for his birthday, my brother, in an effort to save some dough on sweets, had me bake the cake. I chose this recipe from Bakerella and it was AMAZING.

The flavor was incredible, the texture was incredible. I think I could have eaten the whole darn thing by myself.

I also made the buttercream - my first time trying that one - and I left the frosting rough and homemade looking rather than smooth. Skill certainly had some to do with that but I actually prefer a homemade cake to look homemade.

My brother wanted to decorate it (we both love Cake Wrecks and were trembling at the thought of piping on a message). Since his friend likes to target shoot and had just gotten something to do that with, my brother decided the cake needed a gun.

Haha! It cracks me up! I actually think he did a fantastic job making it look realistic, it just made me laugh to eat a cake with a big black gun on it. (And if you're a Cake Wrecks fan, yes we spelled "Birthday" correctly)

To match we had tank confetti and camo birthday banner, plates and napkins.

Afterwards we watched Zombieland. It seemed fitting. :)

And for something completely different, next weekend I'm doing a pink and lavender little girl's birthday! I'm saving photos until it's done but here's a sneak peak at what I've been working on for it.


Megan said...

Awesome! I love homemade-looking cakes too. Though most of mine turn out looking like a 3rd grader was guiding an untrained Looks super yummy :). the way, I know who did it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great stuff over here!!! Save me a piece!
I can't wait to see more pics of the party coming up. I LOVE what you've done so far!
And BRAVO on your door handle below. I got a BIG kick out of Dr. H's "evil laugh". Seemed pretty harmless to me. :-D

Jeanette said...

ONce you make your own buttercream, you can never go back! :) HAHA
The party planning looks so fun - I cannot believe that little girl is going to be one already! Seems like I was just at her baby shower! :)

Uncovered Ruby said...

Ok, tease us with how yummy the cake was...share the recipe?? We're celebrating my sons 8th bday tomorrow and he requested cupcakes. I made confetti and choc chip ones...hubby said they taste good (I haven't tried one yet!) Lisa ;-)