My first born turned 8 on Wednesday and for the first time in four years, he didn't request a racetrack cake or some sort of New York Mets themed design. Nope, he's a big boy now and aimed much higher - my all-things-electronic-obsessed sweet boy requested an iPad cake, specifically an iPad2 cake, just like the one I have and rarely let him use.
As usual, photos taken by the world's best cake picture taker (and my husband) Doug Schneider.
Side by side with the real thing (realized after the fact that I should have changed my wall paper so it matched a little better, oh well!)
close up: the Facebook, foursquare, Photo and iPod buttons are my favorite
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, even though the NY area was in the middle of a crazy heat wave and his party was at a local swimming pool (at least 95 degrees in the shade!) We kept the cake in the refrigerator as long as possible, but even after 5 minutes it started to look a little shiny and melty. But it was a lot of fun to make and I'd love to make another one soon! The cake was vanilla bean with a layer of melted chocolate and chocolate and vanilla swirl buttercream (another request from the birthday boy). Cake covered in fondant and all the app buttons were hand made from gumpaste.
Happy birthday, sweet boy! I can't wait to find out what you've got in mind for next year's cake!
Thanks to Brand 66 for the mention!