Summertime cakes!

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Before the days of swimsuits drying on the back deck and homemade popsicles slip into school hours and talk of Halloween costumes, I wanted to share a couple of my “summertime cakes,” made to celebrate little girls who were lucky enough to be born in the summer, when a pool party will always make the short list….

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The first cake was made for just that – a pool birthday party –  with (you guessed it) a BEACH BALL theme! Everything was done in bright primary colors and the birthday girl bounced into age 5 with a fondant enrobed chocolate cake, filled with chocolate pastry cream and strawberry buttercream.  Mmmmm!

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The second cake was a traditional chocolate layer cake with a raspberry buttercream filling and a fluffy chocolate frosting, finished off with a smattering of pastel sprinkles. The focus here was on the birthday girl’s beloved Croc sandals, perfect for that pool birthday party with family!

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For this cake, I cut out a white fondant plaque, let it dry, and then applied the lettering and design with flood consistency royal icing. After I applied the final layer of icing on the cake (after a valiant attempt to create a flat, level top surface), I placed the dried plaque on top. Thereafter, I added the sprinkles, borders and fondant flower details. The flowers were also made in advance to give them time to dry.

All in all, these cakes served as a perfect summer past time for this hopelessly devoted baker.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Summertime cakes!

  1. Love the Josie cake!

  2. Us

    That ball is incredible! So creative… How cute are the crocks?. You make it look all so easy.

  3. Gorgeous cakes, Kristina!

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