Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3rd Birthday: Crane Cake

When my nephew, Maseo, was born 3 years ago, I told my sister that he would always have the best birthday cakes.  On his 1st birthday: it was a Heffalump cake and on his 2nd birthday: it was a Tractor cake.

This year, I thought that I might make him a Thomas the Train cake.  But when I asked what his favorite toy was, he said it was a Crane.  He already knows how to challenge me.  I wonder what next year will bring :-)
The cake was Orange Dream cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  And thank you to my husband who built the wooden structure for this cake.  My nephew now plays with the wood stand and has hooked up strings to it like a real crane.

11 comments:

Caroline's Cake Company said...

Amazing! What about a tutorial on how you made it???!!!

Ellie said...

OMG ! this is an amazing b'day cake ! well done!!!!

The Cakerator said...

Now this is what you call amazing!

faithy, the baker said...

this is soo awesome!! I saw it on your FB and commented but i have to comment again here..:D

Maxine said...

BRILLANTE - I called for my husband tO come have a look as he is in the minning industry - he loved it.
Great creation....and construction

Maxine

Brandy L said...

This is awesome Juanita! I'm sure your Nephew loved this cake as any kid would! :D

Yvonne said...

I loved this cake and it was so fitting. Thank you making the best Bday cake ever alittle boy could have. Maseo has been enamoured with cranes for the past year... he hasn't stopped talking about his "crane cake."

The Sugar Cove said...

Wow! Your nephew has a very special aunt...because he gets the best cakes ever!

Jenniffer said...

This is truly incredible. I second the request for a tutorial!

SweetThingsTO said...

Thanks everyone!

@Caroline @Jenniffer I didn't take any in progress pics while making this cake, so unfortunately, no tutorial. Another time soon, I promise!

Eszter said...

WOW! Fantastic!!!