Baking Date: May 2010
In 2010, I stopped buying pre-made cakes and decided to start making my own. I use box mixes (whatever is on sale at the grocery store) and pre-made icing. As a mom who also works outside the home, saving time is key. It’s Semi-Homemade — dessert version.
This was my (very pitifully executed) first attempt at a sheet cake. It was chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. I used colored sugar sprinkles and a very ornery tube of blue icing. The tip kept clogging — I had a case of the serious meltdowns when the icing would spurt out uncontrollably.
My son Nick had one request: “Please make it say ‘Nick is Fun’!”
Baking Date: May 2011
The following year, I again made Nick his birthday cake. This was a two-layer round chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. My lettering skills had definitely improved and I had moved on to sparkle gel icing. Nick’s request for this cake: “Mom, can you please make the cake say ‘Peace Out'”?
No problem, kiddo!