Friday, February 24, 2012

Cake-a-Like

On our recent trip to Las Vegas, we stopped by Freed's Bakery. (If you haven't checked out their website, we highly recommend you do so!) They've made cakes for many celebrities, and they are AWESOME!!!  Anyways,  I talked my hubby into trying to order a cake that looked like the Cavaliers.  (It wasn't easy, but I did talk him into it!)  After a day of back and forth on the phone with Freed's, it turned out the cake had to be made for 50 or more people, and it would have to be the size of Humphrey, who is 18 inches tall, in order for the cake sculpture to turn out right.  Well, we have 6 people in our family, so that would be way too much cake for us......and did I mention it would cost around $1200??  Needless to say, I didn't get my Cavalier cake.  (My hubby once again walked away shaking his head when I told him the price. This time I couldn't blame him.)

In comes Shannon, my talented, nearly 20 year old daughter, who has some free time while waiting to take her State Board exams.  "You know mom, I could make you a cake."  How kind of her to offer!  Shan struggled with some of the sculpting.  Humphrey's ears, legs and most of his body,  had to be molded by hand.  She used a small teddy bear pan to make the basic form.  A toothpick was used to make his fur.  The finished product stands around 6 inches tall, and he's just gorgeous. 

"I'm sittin' in the fridge....waiting for Brando to be made"

Shannon doesn't like to be photographed while she's working, so I don't have any photos of her while the cake was a work in progress,  but the finished product stands alone in the fridge.  Hopefully, our three boys can leave it for a few days.  I'm not done admiring it!

11 comments:

  1. That is a darling cake! You have quite the baker in the family...I am impressed!

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  2. That is incredible!! If the board exams don't work out I think she has a future in cake decorating. If there is any left I wouldn't mind a lick or bite.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. What an amazing cake!!! Annie and I are diggin the Brad Paisley we get to listen to when we come here :) Brando and Bogart are pretty darn cute, too.

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  4. That is so cute...better then a bakery cake!

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  5. That is an amazing cake, I am so impressed with your daughters skills

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  6. OMD, that is pawsome!! I want some made to look like me!!! I am with Goose, forget the State Boards and start making cake!!

    ~Higgins

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  7. Wow! Shannon did a great job!! What a talent!

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  8. That is so good - Great job!!

    Seems like it will be a shame to eat it - nope, maybe not, yum yum!! :)

    Wags,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  9. What a fabulous cake!!! Your daughter is very talented!!! She may have a second career!!

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  10. What talent! Looks just like Humphrey! :) Do the dogs get to eat it or is it solely for humans?

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  11. What a great cake! I bet it will taste good too!

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