Once upon a time (2 years ago), my son asked me for an “Under the Sea” party.
That was when it all started.
Up until then, I would buy birthday cakes, and maybe make some cupcakes.
I had done a bug party the previous year, but let’s not even get into that.
But I heard “Under the Sea” and something happened.
I decided to bake—and not just one cake.
Here is the main cake:
I made the fish myself with chocolate molds.
Then I decided I needed a crab.
Not just any crab—this one was about 2 feet wide.
And suddenly, I needed an octopus—a very odd looking one, of course:
And a goofy starfish:
I also had a fish cake, some clam cookies, fish-shaped brownies, and cupcakes with chocolate whales on top.
I did get carried away, but it was a good learning experience.
Well, I didn’t learn that I need to cut down on the amount of desserts. I just learned that I needed to practice my decorating skills. 🙂
(BTW, if you haven’t seen my latest cakes– after I was introduced to the world of fondant– check out my other party posts, or the photo gallery.)