Today I not only want to share with you this beautiful Solar System cake and his details..I also want to share the mixture of nostalgia and joy that I got from doing it.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of making Omar’s first birthday cake, for that occasion his parents decided to make a beautiful cake with a monkey theme, then for his second birthday we made another beautiful cake with Mickey Mouse theme, also decision from his parents.
But the time has passed and Omar, thanks God, turned 6 years Old ..but unlike the first years, on this occasion the theme of the cake, with all its details was chosen by the birthday boy himself!!!
And here is when I begin to feel that mixture of nostalgia and joy that I mention before..nostalgia because we see how fast our children grow and how they begin to make their own decisions, how they become independent human beings, with criteria and well-defined tastes, they need us less!!..and I am living the same thing with my own son, who when he turned 4 decided that he wanted a Sponge Bob Cake (not my favorite cartoon), you can read the story here.
But these at the same time, are the same reasons that make me feel happy and grateful, to see how our children grow and develop not also in stature but also in intelligence.
And now, after drying my tears a bit, some details about this funny Solar System Cake:
- This is a 8″ vanilla cake filled with chocolate and iced with buttercream.
- It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the red fondant which was prefabricated.
- The rocket and planets were made free hand.
- To achieve the Navy Blue fondant I mixed royal blue fondant with a little bit of black fondant.
The birthday boy was very specific when he request the shade of blue he wanted for his cake, nothing light blue because he is no longer a baby!!
For me it was very satisfying to know that Omar loved his cake and that his interest for planets and solar system was reflected in his birthday party…let’s see what theme will be for next year’s cake LOL
And that’s it for now..another cake, another story!!! Thank you so much for reading!!