Last week Miss Hattie Cat turned 1! My culinary hubby and I got a tad competitive (in a good way!) and in the name of CAKE we decided to have a good old fashioned BAKE OFF! We decided to each make our birthday girl a cake, and then let Hattie decide which one she liked best.
Here’s a look at the making of my cake…
I decided to do a four layer cake with 6 inch pans
Big Bro and Sis wanted to help!
Stella wanted to do a purple layer for Hattie
Hattie, with spoon in hand, wanted to get in on the action…
All the colors the kids thought Hattie would like… Time to bake!
After the cakes had baked and cooled I then sliced the top of each cake off. But, NO top went to waste. Liam and Stella were the taste testers!
Then I turned all cakes upside down. It’s very difficult to frost on the cut cake side.
In between each layer I did light turquoise buttercream frosting
Here it is, stacked and ready to frost!
As a frosting base I did a thin layer of pink frosting
Then I started with turquoise frosting and made 3 rows of rosettes all around the cake
I used a #5 tip and this cool decorating tool
Next I did purple, then hot pink, and then finished with light pink
Here’s my finished cake!
Not gonna lie, it took a lot of time. Which a mom of four doesn’t have!
I’m talking dedication to my baby girl and the determination to say, “In Your Face McDermott!” But I did it and was damn proud. Still, the question remained… What would Hattie think??
Now, here’s Dean’s cake!!
He wanted to make her a Mad Hattie cake like the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland (Which also happens to be the theme of her 1st birthday party this coming weekend!)
Dean’s finished cake!
Here are the two cakes side by side. Clearly each of our eldest have chosen their faves…
The Cake Off is ON!
Tomorrow we will reveal which cake Hattie chose, but in the meantime… Which cake do you like best?