I like making cakes. I consider myself not half bad at it either. I even wrote a post about how to make the perfect cake mix from a box.
I have even shown you some cakes I have decorated.
After attending the Power of Mom's Couple retreats, Eric and I were inspired to start a new family tradition of half-birthday's.
On someone's half birthday, I make half a cake, we sing half of happy birthday and that is it. Just a easy way to do a little something extra and fun.
To make half a cake I make a whole round cake (two 8" cake pans), and then cut each circle in half and stack it four layers high.
Easy right? Yea... not so much.
The first attempt (Lucas half birthday)-
Second attempt- my half birthday- I actually leveled it this time, worked much better
Third attempt-Alex's half birthday. First of all her half birthday was last month, but some sick kids, then getting ready to go to Chicago and we are celebrating almost two weeks late.
We went to make the cake and uh-oh, no eggs. No worries though, powdered eggs to the rescue!
I wanted a 9" cake, but I only have one circle 9" cake pan but I do have a 9" springform pan!
It cooked nicely, set it out to cool, came back and it cracked. Two big cracks; nothing enough frosting couldn't fix right?
I got three layers done and Eric called, was off talking with him came back to see this
Luckily I had just put three layers on so we still had one good layer.
Traditions.. they are worth it.... right??