Thursday, October 3, 2013

BEN 10 Cake and How I made it :)

Last weekend was a special one for us, it was our lil ones 5 th birthday party. I have been busy planning the party and organising it and finally I can relax now...its all over and it was a great party indeed. Throwing a birthday party is not that easy but with little pre planning anyone can throw a great party without any stress. This time we also got to fix all the mistakes we made last year which helped us in successfully executing this one. I am so happy that all the kids who came for the party had a great Magical experience with the Magician and great fun with the instant balloons she twisted upon their request :) 
It was basically a kiddie party with full focus on kids. All the party food for kids were almost the standard party menu which we see in kids parties here and it  involves no cooking :) So everything was bought readymade and it made my job easier. Here is the list of food I served for kids

Chicken sandwiches
Cheese sandwiches
Jam sandwiches
Mini Pizza's
Cocktail sausages
Carrot sticks
Cucumber sticks

There was an adult platter for parents too ...

Pepperoni pizza
Mozerella and Spinch Pizza
Spring rolls
Prwan toast
Mango Juice

And about the cake, it was red velvet cake with Cream cheese frosting  and I am so glad I finally got a bit of red colour this colour this time, I always had trouble getting the colour, as none of the colours worked. I also wanted a Natural colour since adding artificial one is a strict no to me. This time also when the came came out of the oven  I didnt see the red colour outside so I was a bit  disappointed and I even told my friends about the disaster, but the next day when  I cut the cake for levelling and decoration, voila there was this red colour inside !! 

After lots of thinking and confusion finally my boy said  he wanted a Ben 10 cake for his party. Eventhough I tried to convince him that making a Ben 10 quite a lot of work,  he insisted that he wanted Ben 10, So I had no choice other than making one. This time I decided to do a  fondant cut out for Ben 10 rather than making a figurine,  I could have easily bought Ben 10's edible picture from shops but I wanted to take this as a challenge and I thought incase if I screw this up I can always order one edible picture from our cake shop nearby :) But I was quite happy with the way it came out and he loved it. 

Here are few pictures of my step by step progress, I only managed to click few as  it was a toughh really tough work for me ! It tested all my patience, and if you look closer you can definitely see my lack of patience here and there :)

Using the print out of the picture I rolled fondant and cut out the outine.

I cut out the hair and the trousers and watch from print out and used that to cut out fondant  hair, trousers, sleeve  and watch from  black, green and white fondant.

I drew the outine, nose, ear, pupil  and fingers with an edible black pen. Eye brows and eyes were made swith mall fondant cut outs.The ghostly figure on the watch was drawn with a black edible pen. Finally sticked some polka dots and gave a border and wrote is name :)

Also before I sign off  here are few pictures from our party !


Priya R said...

Beautifully done cake :) you sure are a great party hostess with a warm smile, friendly air and of course the great food you cook :) btw cake looks superb, very neat and perfect :) I am sure Abhay and friends had one great time

Shema George said...

Wow...what else can a 5 yr old boy ask for ..
Loved this cake - you have done an excellent job!!

Supriya S said...

Cake looks so lovely. Bday wishes to your little boy

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Veena Theagarajan said...

Wow Wow really stunning.. your son must be soo happy. Very nicely done

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Awesome looking Cake Vini, very neatly done!!!

Savitha Ganesan said...

Beautifully prepared cake.loved the sketches.

Vaishali Sengupta said...

Beautiful cake, Vineetha. Your little fellow is lucky.

Avika said...

Wow!! Awesome effort dear!! Cake looks wonderful :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and cute looking cake.

R said...

ur son is one lucky boy!! the cake looks fabulous and the menu was super too :)

Priya Suresh said...

Wow sis u rocked, watelse a 5years old boy wish to have, cake looks fantastic with loads of efforts..

Lucky kiddo..

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Rafeeda AR said...

how come i missed to comment here??? :T that's an awesome cake dear... i really appreciate your patience... and the list served for the party is just too good... i'm sure the b'day boy n his frnds had a rocking time, thanks to his mom... :)

Shibi Thomas said...

Wow...I am stunned. Look at the details on the cake. You have tremendous patience, otherwise this would have never been possible. Great work!!!

Gayathri Ramanan said...

cake looks fabulous..Birthday wishes to your little boy