Friday, June 21, 2013

Birthday Boy

Meet Jack. Boy with eyes of wonder.
Jack turned one this month. He is such a handsome boy and he is also Amelie's first boyfriend.  He belongs to our friends Shannon & Jeremy. They have a great parenting style and it's been fun to watch their kids' personalities grow because of it. I remember watching Shannon with her daughter Kamy a couple of years ago while we were camping, she was letting Kamy splash to her heart's delight in a really muddy puddle.  I thought at that time, "that is the kind of mom I want to be."
Jack's party was from the "construction pals" theme and the star is a very silly character dump truck. I knew he should be front and center on the cake.  A dump truck is not complete without some dirt so the cake was sprinkled with some chocolate graham crackers over a little chocolate frosting. To remove some stress from decorating this huge cake for 60-70 people I decided to do a frozen butter cream transfer.
A frozen butter cream transfer allows you to create the basic shape of the character with the colors you choose by piping the frosting onto wax paper.  The sheet of wax paper that has been iced in the character shape is then placed in the freezer and used at your convenience.  The frozen frosting is then peeled off of the wax paper in one solid piece and placed directly on top of your iced cake.  Some piped details are then added the day the cake is decorated.   I've added a Wilton link to the end of this post for you to watch if you'd ever like to try this technique.

construction pals sheet cake

construction pals smash cake
Smash Cake

birthday smash cake
The birthday boy!

Thank you Shannon and Jeremy for allowing me to be part of Jack's special day!

Wilton's frozen buttercream transfer video:

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