I’m in a FB group for Seattle blogger’s and have met (online anyway) some very talented people, including Randi from Sowdering About in Seattle. When I sew her monster party, I knew it would be a perfect fit for her to join us! I couldn’t decide if I wanted her to share how to she made the cake or the headbands… We decided on the cake! It looks so delicious and I wish I had some now!!!! Be sure to check out her blog and all her fun food ideas and crafts!
My son turned one in January and in celebration, we threw him a “monster” themed birthday party. It was very fitting for him since he is, well, a monster.
We had various decor, that was mostly homemade, including but not limited to a pretty awesome cake. I really loved how it came out, it probably was my most favorite thing we had at his party. I thought it would make a great tutorial, so here I am.
Because I baked this cake while we were on vacation in Las Vegas, I didn’t actually take pictures while I made it, so instead, I did what any normal person would do. I made another one. I mean, there is never BAD time for cake right? Lucy decided that she wanted our new monster cake to be a purple cake with red frosting. I used a basic white cake mix from the store and just added some Wilton’s frosting dye to it.
Once it was all mixed, I cooked the cake according to the directions on the box and when it was done, I froze it. Freezing the cake turned out to be the best for me because where I had planned to have this cake done in just a couple of days, life got in the way, kids got sick, we got super busy. Anyway, the cake was frozen so it lasted longer. When I was ready, I brought the cake out and started frosting it before it was defrosted. Also, this is where you would normally put on the “crumb layer” of frosting. This is basically a thin layer of frosting all over the cake which “captures” all the crumbs so that they don’t get tangled up into your top layer of frosting. I normally do this. I did not do the crumb layer on this cake. Not for any particular reason except that I just plain forgot. I mixed the frosting together with Wilton’s frosting dye like I did with the batter.
- 1 cup butter (salted)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tsps vanilla extract (I didn’t measure, just put some in)
- a splash of whipping cream
Dexter was totally impressed with his cake. He said it even tasted good with the dirt he had just eaten too.