Thursday, January 28, 2010

Let them eat cake!

I've mentioned a couple times that winters get slow 'round these parts. I refused to let it make us lazy or boring so the other day we decided we needed a project. We settled on a colorful cake.

It took more time & was a whole lot more fun than making a plain ol' cake

And we won't discuss how much of that lovely colorful batter I ate.

But the kids had a blast & we all loved our final product!

15 comments:

Em and Russ said...

How fun!!! I've never thought of coloring the cake batter. I'll have to give it a try sometime.

Russ

Jessica said...

Oh, where's that stripey shirt from? Have you mentioned it before? Me likey.

Susan said...

Look at you! That is the coolest thing EVER! What a fun project! I love it! And, by the way, you look SO CUTE in that picture! :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Love this idea. How super fun. Can I just steal your super brain for a while?

monica said...

ship some to me!
i think i will do this with the kids here sometime...ya probably not with them. they are snitches when trying to help bake.

anelieze said...

i am so making this! you're so creative, liv.

Olivia Carter said...

Russ- And when it's all frosted it looks like a normal cake until you cut into it & it's like BOO-YA! LOVE IT.

Jessica- Thrifted shirt but I ran upstairs to see the brand & it's "The Arizona Jean Company" brand but since I bought it at a thrift store it could have been from the 80's for all I know, but THANKS!

Susan- Oh you are nice to me. Greasy hair pulled back into a HUGE bun... but you are nice to me!

Debbie- Can I steal your brain?!? I'll bet yours is a lot more organized & sane than mine is!

Monica- My kids are crazy "help you make dinner kids" it makes dinner time take 5 times as long. UGH.

Anelieze- Please make it! So YUM! And make it w/ the white cake (no egg yoke) because it really makes the colors pop!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

hehe what a fun cake! Worth the effort I think (and I won't ASK how much coloured batter you ate).

Joan said...

What a good mama you are!? That looks like Dr. Seuss cake batter! :) SUCH fun.

Kristal said...

i love that picture of you, can I steal your talent for cute looking self portraits?

your hair looks super cute pulled straight back like that!

Ashley said...

How are you not overweight? You are always making tasty treats and you look fantastic! Ugh!

Olivia Carter said...

Post Grad- Yes, we'll leave the exact # at TOO MUCH. And it was well worth the effort.

Joan- It does look a bit Dr. Susses-ish doesn't it?

Kristal- Oh gosh, you are nice. I thought I looked greasy. Well, I was. But thanks!

Ashley- I AM OVERWEIGHT. I need to stop eating treats! But truth be told I didn't eat any of the cake. I'm not a cake person. I did have some batter though. Had it been brownies the kids wouldn't have gotten a bite.

Christie said...

How very fun! Elizabeth wants white cake for her birthday next week. Wonder if I could convince her to do this instead!

Ashley said...

So what do you do with all the leftover cake? And you may be a little overweight, but you carry it well. We've been planning to do this cake for Rae's bday - she can't wait. I saw it on my friend's blog ages ago and showed it to Rae.

Olivia Carter said...

Christie- Yes, Convince her. It's so fun & then like a little surprise when you cut into it.

Ashley- We are sharers in the Carter fam. Everyone had some, gave some to friends, then saved a little bit for a treat later. It really wasn't a huge cake either. It's a perfect birthday cake because it's just so over the top & fun! Hope she had a great birthday!