I’ve made a lot of stuff, but never one of these. Gkid turns 10 next week, though, and that calls for something special.
Sweet! I wish my kiddo wasn’t so old and too cool for stuff like this! Plus I got over making her birthday cakes years ago (turns out it was a good thing because now she’s got celiac so everything has to be tasteless, err, I mean, gluten free)
That’s one fabulous cake topper!
Edge lit with LEDs beneath the frosting?
Looks great, I like that font!
It’s Desire Script from FontBundles.
How old is that? I’m not there yet. I wish someone would make me an amazing cake topper!
She’s 13. Too old for parties that aren’t giant sleepovers or going to movies, and wouldn’t be caught dead being the recipient of happy birthday singing
Ahhh, she’ll get over it.
I love putting cake toppers on for birthdays. Everyone deserves a bit of bling. The transparent yellow is very bright and cheerful.
Awww… I’ve got a 12 year old daughter and a 14 year old son. They get cake toppers. Let them try to tell me I can’t stick a cake topper on their cakes!
Actually, for my son’s 14th birthday, his topper was an elephant with a big ball in red acrylic. He loved it. But he’s also a total goofball.
Ooooh! Love a good cake topper! It is just that extra touch that makes the cake extra cool! Your design is cool, too! Love the font, too!
Nice! The celiac has put a big hamper on birthday cakes. Everything gluten free is half the size of regular stuff and three times as expensive. But, since I never had a way to make cake toppers before, it didn’t really occur to me this year. Maybe I’ll see how it goes over next year!
My son has nut allergies, so I do a lot of baking myself at this point. I like doing it and the kids love eating it, so it works out here.
Celiac is tough. My son had a friend with celiac when he was little and I was always anxious about baking when he was going to be present. But I always make it a point to accommodate as many food challenges as I can so all of the kids can enjoy the party equally.
I started out thinking I would, but to make cake flour you need like 3 different kinds of flour, plus xanthan gum, plus a couple more kinds of starches (all of which are difficult to find in actual stores). And that’s just in hopes it doesn’t come out tasting like cardboard! I used to bake a lot of her cakes back in the old days, but my one attempt at the GF baking was a miserable failure when I somehow didn’t mix up the flours correctly and my doughnut batter was too runny. I have figured out how to make a mean Belgian waffle gluten free though, and her friends actually request them when they come over, so it doesn’t have to be all bad. Just a lot of trial and error. Like Glowforging
Oh, yeah, no. For celiac I use a good box mix.
Have you tried going a different route? Make a stack of crepes out of rice flour batter and add whipped cream filling layers in between - which could be flavored - strawberries, whatever…
That’s a good idea! This year we just ordered a cake from a specialty bakery. It was really good, but really small and very expensive. I keep meaning to just do a little experimenting, but honestly she’s just as happy with the gluten free brownies and/or Funfetti cupcakes (they have a GF version that actually isn’t terrible). She’s very sweet in that she makes us also get a regular cake for all the attendees so they don’t have to be subjected to GF baked goods
You’re way over-thinking it. Magnificent cake doesn’t require rocket science (I worked in a bakery for several years.)
Don’t let one failure dissuade you.
Hmmm my birthday is next month. I guess I will have to make one for me