Here's the first cake I've ever decorated (other than writing happy birthday in messy writing)! I got the idea at Wal-mart in their Easter section. Everything is color-coded! The idea to use orange came from a fun store called Pioneer Party and Copy. They had cute premade birthday bags with everything orange (a Sun-Kist, Reese's, etc.) and a tag that said, "Orange You Glad It's Your Birthday?" Cute! So here's my Easter cake for the fam. I just used a cake mix in my new 6x4 inch round cake pan. I don't remember how long I left it in...I thought it looked done and took it out. Silly dodo that I am, I forgot all about the toothpick test! I was too excited to decorate, as usual. I added my orange bunny and jellybeans, and set up a photo shoot. My hubby gave me a new camera for my birthday last May, and I'm just now playing with all the settings. I love photography and look forward to practicing my skills on my new blog. By the way, this cake would be cute with jellybeans covering the entire cake; I just didn't have enough. I also tried to write "Orange you glad it's Easter?" with Wilton's edible food markers, but it didn't work. Maybe because I was writing on the side of the cake and the frosting wasn't that smooth? I'll need to try the markers again on something else to see if they work.
Note to self: Use a toothpick to stick in the center of your cake and make sure it comes out clean before taking the cake out of the oven! When we ate the cake on Easter, it was gooey in the middle. Oops!