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The Troubled Mind of Josephine 
Jan. 29, 2009 11:53 am 
Updated: Sep. 17, 2009 8:31 pm
I've never blogged about anything before, excluding myspace blogs, and I'm not sure about criterias and what nots. Anyhoot, I think I'm going to dedicate my blogs to things I come across during the day that just entice me, amuse me, or anything of the sort. They don't need to be all food related right? I hope not because talking about food non-stop will get old soon.


For a 1st Birthday Party for your second daughter, should one make a cake for appearance, taste, or both. My husband is very adament about me not making a fondant cake. A picture is provided below of the Bow Cake that I want to make.

He says the fondant is too sweet and cares more about the taste of the cake than appearance. Yet, he doesn't want me to buy a cake that I could easily make and top with the usual frosting. He told me to make the decorations out of fondant but not use fondant for the whole cake.

I for one think WTF!!! She's my kid, I'm the one putting the effort to make it, and plus, the cake WILL have frosting underneath the fondant (which I told him people could peel off if they didn't want it.) So in regards to my rambling on about a cake that a 1 year old is just going to pulverize, what do you think?
Bow Tie Cake
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Jan. 29, 2009 12:13 pm
I think I'm with your husband on this one. I want cake to taste good! I love the look of fondant, but can't stand the taste...but I guess if you have good buttercream underneath, you'll have the best of both worlds. Post photos of the cake you end up baking!
Jan. 29, 2009 12:26 pm
I sure will. Darn. 1 win for husband. 0 for me.
Jan. 29, 2009 12:37 pm
That is a beautiful cake, but....I'm not a fondant fan, myself! But you need to do what you want - their first birthday only happens once!
Jan. 29, 2009 12:41 pm
Ya!!! Power to Mommy. 1 win for husband. 1 win for Mommy.
Jan. 29, 2009 1:54 pm
Hi Josephine, I think that since you are making the cake, you should choose how you want it. After all, it's not your husband's birthday :-)
Jan. 29, 2009 2:23 pm
Oh ya. 1 win for husband. 2 wins for Mommy.
Jan. 30, 2009 12:46 am
Make whatever you want, in a couple of years she will be telling you what cake to make and in what shape so enjoy the ones where YOU make all the decisions!! As a comprimise tho could you make that lovelt box cake with buttercreme frosting and then have fondant ribbons??
Jan. 30, 2009 6:42 am
Yes I could. That's how my husband wants me to make it, buttercream or whipped frosting with a fondant bow.
Jan. 31, 2009 4:59 am
Hey I love to eat and bake so I would do one of each just msaller.
Jan. 31, 2009 4:59 am
oops, smaller
Feb. 3, 2009 7:16 pm
True. With the way things are going around here at my house, we might just have our family of 4 to celebrate her birthday.
Feb. 15, 2009 8:06 am
UPDATE: We had a bad wind, hail, and rain storm so it was just us 4 for the party. Power kept going off and on too.
Feb. 15, 2009 7:31 pm
oooh, how romantic (I hope...)
Feb. 16, 2009 11:26 am
Not romantic but it could have been used as a V-Day cake.
Sep. 17, 2009 8:31 pm
I love the wasy that fondant cake look, the homemade fondant has delightful flavor. I always tell people that they can take the fondant off and don't have to eat it, waste of time with kids as they always eat it!
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