Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Birthday Cake EVER!!!

We spent most of Sunday at a birthday party for our seven year old grandson. The following are some pics from the party. I want you to take special notice of that amazing cake that his parents made for him. Our grandson is really, really into 'Storm Chasers,' so they decided to make a special tornado cake for him. I think they should go into business!

 Admiring the Cake


 Notice storm chasers vehicles on the road


 The candles in the tornado were lit also


 Brothers
Guess which one had the birthday!


 The Birthday Boy, Sister #3, and Baby Brother
(behind the light saber)


 Discussing Politics with Grandpa


 Meditating on the Important Issues of Life


 And another tornado in the kitchen!


Here's how you, too, can make a TORNADO CAKE for your next birthday party!


Using a 2x10 piece of lumber that was approximately 2' long, they attached an 18" dowel to one corner. They then covered the board with foil or something on which to place the cake.

I think the cake was probably 2 - 9x13 inch cakes, baked, and set end to end and frosted.

The tornado itself was constructed of Rice Krispie treats molded around the dowel and stabilized with macrame cord or twine, then frosted with gray frosting. Candles, cars, sheep, cows, etc. had all become victims of the swirling tornado, which you can see from the photo.

I've made a lot of theme birthday cakes in my time, but this one far surpassed any barns, clowns, John Deere, or Thomas cakes I've ever made!  Good job, Mom and Dad! It was amazing!

What was the most fun birthday cake you've ever made? I'd love to hear about it!


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29 comments:

Michelle said...

That is the best Birthday cake ever! It really showcases their creativity. I'm a little baffled on how that tornado is standing up. Is it made out of cake??

Linda... said...

WOW. What a cake! and the pics are cool too. I think my best cake ever was a princess with her castle (using a barbie style doll and frosting her up and square and round cakes cut up into different sizes for the castle. For my daughter's 3rd birthday [she'll be 31 in March]. Unfortunately, no pics but she was a beauty. Have a great day.

EmptyNester said...

That cake is awesome! I love the way the tornado had picked up people and animals! I made cakes when our daughters were growing up...my favorites were the pumpkin cakes for Birdie. Her birthday is in October and she always wanted a Halloween theme.

Megryansmom said...

Wow! Now THAT is creative. I once made a purple sheet cake for my daughter, I think she was 3 or 4 and she spilled her glass of water all over it. We ate it anyway and still laugh about it.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Come on!!! That is the coolest cake I've ever seen. See just another reason I'd like to be adopted by your family!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Heide said...

Wow! Very impressive!

I remember when I was that age, The Cake was THE highlight of the day! :) I bet the birthday boy was excited!

Never thought of frosting rice krispies! Good idea!

Yenta Mary said...

That is so, SO cool!!! What a guy -- boys will be boys. Jeremy would have adored that cake (and the show) when he was that age ... who am I kidding, he would probably still adore them! Happy, happy birthday!!!

Candace said...

That is the best birthday cake that I've ever seen! Way cool! Love your photos and commentary too, Judy. It looks like it was a wonderful party with your family. Have a great week, Candace

jennyfreckles said...

Amazing cake - too bad it had to be eaten. I'm intrigued by the blue liquid experiment going on in the kitchen.

Marty said...

Awesome cake...I'm awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award!! Come get it from my blog and pass it on=)) The instructions are listed in the blog=)) Enjoy!

Deborah said...

I love the cake and the the party photos..so nice. Some time though it would be nice to see one of you in attendance. :) The birthday boy looked pretty happy...who wouldn't with that cake.
I remember making Scott a train cake. I had covered a big piece of rectangle cardboard and covered it with green shiny tin foil to resemble grass. I laid a train track, put some globs of frosting to hold some trees and made a train car for each kid attending. Scott (of course) got the engine and in the side window of the engine car I had a small photograph of him to look like the conductor. What a fun memory that was...thanks! :) (btw It was his 3rd birthday.)

Under Her Wings said...

How fun can you get? I'm taking cake decorating classes with my granddaughter, and right now we are doing fondants. Lots of work! And I'm on weight watchers!

Rachel said...

That is the coolest thing EVER!! I'm obsessed with tornadoes!! :)

They are all adorable (but I'm sure you knew that already!) ;)

So the ice and snow has melted for now. BUT, we are supposed to get more on Wednesday. Good grief, is it spring yet?? ;)

:)
Rach

Jodie said...

Hi Judy! Thank you for stopping by! This cake is adorable, my son would love this! Love the little guy on top;)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

what a great idea!! That's so much fun! Thanks for visiting our blog.

Cris said...

That is AWESOME! Love the little figures sticking out of the tornado!

Jenn said...

Now that is awesome! I LOVE the animals and cars all sticking out of the twister!! lol very cute!!

Dayhomemama said...

AWESOME!!!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, wow! HOw cool is that?! :)

Mama Hen said...

Wow! That cake is really cool! That is one your grandson will always remember! That is a really special thing. I hope you are doing great! Have a good day!

Mama Hen

partialemptynester said...

Hands down, best cake I've ever seen at a birthday party! I'm embarrassed to even mention the ones that I've thought were cool, lol! Love all the grandkid shots, personalities captured!
Can't believe you then went home to a houseful of super bowl guests...my, oh, my, full weekend!!!

Lana said...

WAY COOL! AND I love his shirt! Looks like this birthday boy had a very memorable day!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

That is one amazing cake. I would have never even given that design any thought for a cake .... Wow.

BeckyT said...

That IS an amazing cake! I am so glad you shared that.

Denise said...

Such a fantastic cake.

Karen said...

Wow, someday I will make a fantastic BD cake like this for our soon-to-be-born grandbaby! Stopping by via Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. blessings on your day!

Jen said...

That is so cute! I love the animals sticking out of the tornado! Thanks for linking up to Made From Scratch Tuesday!

Tiffanee said...

This is one AWESOME cake!! My tornado loving husband would even think this is the coolest! Looks like everyone is having a great time!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

What an AMAZING cake!!! Now THAT is imagination, I love it! That would make any little boy's birthday just complete! And it looks like he was so thrilled - great job! What a cutie :)

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