I am not a professional cake decorator, but I love making simple cakes for my boys' birthdays. Today, I am sharing the secrets behind the two easy hockey cakes I made for my oldest son's 9th birthday.
I made both of these cakes with cake mixes in 9X13 pans. I greased the pans well to make sure they came out in one piece. Also, I did a crumb coats, refrigerated the cakes, and then did final layers of icing.
For the first cake, I did a full ice surface, and I used the figures off my boys' tabletop hockey table (after washing them thoroughly, of course).
For the second cake, I did a partial ice surface, and I used some cake toppers I purchased from the bakery department at my local supermarket.
I think my boys' appreciate the time I spend making their cakes special, and I enjoy it too. Do you prefer homemade or professional cakes for your children's cakes?
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)