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August 10, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Caleb!

Filed under: kids craftiness — by michellew @ 4:37 pm


Caleb is 4 tomorrow so we celebrated this past weekend.  We had a great time and I had so much fun making his cake!  The kids enjoyed the process too, as you can see below.  I made a small sheet cake in a lasagna pan and borrowed a friends ball cake pan and made half of a ball to go on top.  I found the baseball players at Michaels, they were a specific request from the birthday boy.  I had the hardest time getting the red icing to go red, it was pink for a VERY long time, much to Alice’s delight.  But I finally figured out you just have add a ton of the paste.  I made the icing ahead of time this year and I’m so glad that I did.  I used the wilton colors in a gel paste and they tend to get darker in the fridge overnight.  So that worked out well.  Also the darker green around the bottom was a happy accident as it ended up matching the green in the baseball players.  I found those baseball candles at a party store, will have to check out that store again in the future.  I’m sure Bob will post more birthday weekend adventures on flickr soon.  Oh and the elephant below was really pining away for a piece of birthday cake but alas he got none!  Caleb received him as a gift at his party and has been inseperable from him ever since!  Caleb set him up to eat like this while we ate dinner last night.  We gave him the orange goggles, which he loves and looks hilarious in!






  1. Happy 4th birthday, Caleb!

    The cake looks wonderful, Michelle. You did an amazing job! (And how did our babies turn into 4 year olds???)

    Comment by RT — August 10, 2008 @ 8:03 pm |Reply

  2. Is Caleb really 4? Wow, how time flies. What a great cake. We’re planning Ethan’s 5th birthday this week. Wish you were here to help me with the cake.

    Comment by Erin — August 10, 2008 @ 9:42 pm |Reply

  3. Great job on the cake – and such creative ideas!! I’m sure Caleb loved it. We’ll call tomorrow to wish him Happy Birthday.

    Comment by Mom Thomas — August 10, 2008 @ 11:03 pm |Reply

  4. Erin, I forgot to mention in my post where I got my ideas from for the cake. I always google my idea, like baseball cake. And everytime I do it seems the best cake ideas are on this site
    So if you’re looking for inspiration or ideas check it out. I just look at what everyone else did and steal their good ideas! 🙂

    Comment by michellew — August 11, 2008 @ 6:16 am |Reply

  5. Wow Michelle, awesome cake!! I am going to ‘steal’ that website info also. Just also wanted to let you know my MIL checked out your super hero capes and is making Catie one for Christmas. Thank you so much!!

    Comment by Kim — August 14, 2008 @ 8:48 pm |Reply

  6. Nice! Keep doing this with your kids. I have 3 and they all help me in the kitchen, and love it. Steph

    Comment by Piece a Cake Bakery — September 5, 2008 @ 2:25 am |Reply

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