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Mike’s Birthday Cake

February 17, 2009

In December my sister asked me to make a birthday cake for her boyfriend’s 27th birthday. Since I can never refuse a cake opportunity, I gladly accepted. She told me to make anything I wanted, so long as it was big. He always seemed to rave about cake that looks like food so I figured that was probably the best thing to make for him.

The only problem was that none of us (Mike, my sister or I) like fondant. Without fondant, it’s not quite as clean looking. I used only Swiss butter-cream and a chocolate mousse butter-cream, which didn’t really look too great, but at least it was edible to our desires.

The idea was to do a bottom row that looked like fried chicken, 2nd layer spaghetti and meatballs, third later hot dogs with ‘Happy Birthday Mike’ written in ‘ketchup’ and the top layer as a Monster energy drink (his favorite).

Again, this really is not one of the best cakes that I ever made, but it was great practice. I learned that unless you’re making typical tiers (staircase square/round layers), it’s very hard to put together the cake. The butter-cream made it hard to manage and things were sliding all over the place!

In the end it was fun and Mike seemed to like it. That’s all that matters. I also got a lot of practice at perfect my cake recipes, which I think I have down pat.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2013 10:58 am

    Well, if you’re only able to get one for free, you could enter a contest, but that’s not very riblaele or likely, and they usually take a long time to complete and get your prize, if you win. You could go on eBay and bid on an auction or go straight to a Buy-It-Now. This way there’s no way you’re gonna get one for free, but it’s really simple, and you could still get one for a much lower price than buying retail. Also, Apple has lowered the price of the iPad 2 model to 400 dollars rather than 500 since the release of the new iPad. If you don’t want to spend as much, and he hasn’t set his sights only on the new iPad, you could do that. That price is for the iPad 2 16GB with Wi-fi.Right now I’m typing this on the iPad 2, and I love it. There’s a lot of differences between the iPad 2 and the new iPad. In the new iPad, there’s a HD camera, a retina display, more pixels than an HD TV, and the new A5X chip among other things. If you’re serious about buying one for your dad, just ask him if these features mean a lot to him. He’ll probably understand that times are tough, and you might not be able to afford the new iPad.Either way, I’m sure he’ll love any iPad that you give him, or any gift at all for that matter, unless he already has an iPad 2. And sorry, but I think I’m going to keep my iPad Was this answer helpful?

  2. August 30, 2013 5:11 am

    Καλησπέρα και συγχαρητήρια για την κίνηση αυτή. Είμαι φοιτητής στην Πάτρα και είμαι από την Αθήνα. Οδηγώ, οπότε φαντάζεστε ότι τα τελευταία 4 χρόνια τον δρόμο αυτόν τον έχω κάνει αρκετές φορές Εδώ και σχεδόν 2 χρόνια, σχεδόν πάντα, χρησιμοποιώ τις κοπάνες, εναλλακτικές, δηλαδή, διαδρομές, από τις οποίες αποφεύγω τα διόδια. Τον τελευταίο καιρό περνά από το μυαλό μου η σκέψη του να επιχειρήσω τη διέλευση από τα διόδια αρνούμενος να πληρώσω, αλλά δεν το έχω κάνει ακόμη. Δεν έχει τύχει, κιόλας. Θα ήθελα, όμως, να είμαι σίγουρος γι αυτό. Εννοώ να είμαι σίγουρος ότι αυτό που κάνω είναι 100% νόμιμο, ώστε όχι μόνο να μη μπορούν να με κατηγορήσουν για κάποιο λόγο, αλλά να έχω εγώ, απεναντίας, αυτή τη δυνατότητα, μελλοντικά.


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