As I mentioned in the previous post, I'm part of Free Cakes For Kids (www.freecakesforkids.com). We make birthday cakes for kids of families in need. Whatever the reason may be for a family not being able to give a kid a birthday cake, we're there to help. For the most part, I make cakes for a Womens' and Children's shelter in Brea. A super sweet lady, Mary Lou, gives me a call at the beginning of the month and let's me know what cakes are coming up. She'll tell me a little about the kid and what he/she would like on the cake (decorations, flavor). Those are definitely my favorite cakes to make.
This month, the shelter only had one cake for me. This was for a girl named Rachel who was turning 12. She wanted a star-shaped cake; white cake with chocolate frosting. Not an exciting cake, but simple cakes are lovely. Plus, it gave me an excuse to buy a star-shaped pan! Yessssss.
Ready to frost:
Basic white coat:
I didn't know her favorite colors so I stuck with the usual yellow color for stars:
The yellow star looked too plain, so I spiced it up with some sprinkles. Yay!
A birthday greeting and voila!
The writing didn't come out as nice as I wanted, because I piped yellow stars instead of making the yellow smooth. I still think it came out cute though!