Then I got a message from my good friend Tammy to ask if I could make a cake and cookies for her son's birthday.
Of course I said yes....I had 3 days to plan and execute something awesome!
The theme was to be minions so I set about researching how I was going to do the cake and the cookies. I'm no cake decorator, so I needed to pick something that I could actually pull off. I have made cakes in the past, but only for my girls - 3 cakes to be exact - that are decorated with fondant that is. This time I was making one for someone else. I was going to have to pull off a miracle lol
Alex minion, as we affectionately called him, turned out perfect. I was really worried though, right up until the end. I'm still learning how to cover cake with fondant, so it was a bit touch and go for a while. I managed to cover up any imperfections with the blue fonadant pants. I made the cake vanilla, and coloured it green. Between the two layers is black butter icing. Alex's favourite colour is green and he loves the Hulk, so I went with that theme. I also learned how to use silver dusting powder - another first. The letters and the hat are paper. The bananas that Alex minion is holding are lollies that I found at a local Cake & Candy shop.
The cookies were kept pretty simple since I was making the cake at the same time. I just covered my cookies in yellow fondant and then piped on the eyes, mouth and hair. The goggles were piped last.
The cake and cookies were a huge hit! I added some sparklers for candles as we had the party down at the park. The birthday boy had fun trying to blow them out lol