So I had this "brilliant" idea for my baby girls very 1st birthday cake. I didn't want just any ol' bday cake...I wanted a special one. A cake with LOTS of color and layers, and then I created this image in my head of a miniature 12 layer b-day cake!!! That sounds fantastic!
I know what you're thinking..."Why 12 layers?" Well, I thought it would be neat to have one layer for every month since she's been born!!!
And when I get something stuck in my head, there is no turning back...even if mid-project I think to myself "what did I get myself into?!?!"
(which I may or may not have thought during this cake extravaganza...)!?!
It was most definitely a learning experience...so here are my tips for the future 12 layer cake maker:
p.s.You should start prepping about 2 days prior to the day you actually want the cake!
Main ingredients (not to bad right?!) but you will also need wax paper and plastic wrap.
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For the first layer I wanted it to be about the size of my small mixing bowl, so I traced it and used that as my starting point:
I didn't want to mess up the frosting by putting the plastic wrap all over it, that would have been a bummer. I have this big glass jar that I use for decoration (now don't laugh), so I just stuck that over it and put it back in the freezer for one more night.
About 3 hours before the party I took it out and let it soften up...
then when the time came I excitedly brought the mini 12 layer cake over! I just KNEW that my baby girl would scream with excitement--and as you can see she screamed alright but not with excitement. She wanted nothing to do with it. I mean I know the frosting job isn't perfection but geez.
**sigh. Oh well. It was fun to make...even though I am bummed I didn't get a good picture of the final product. But you get the idea?! A mini cake for my little mini-me. At least the other kids loved it. ha.