Monday, October 26, 2009

VeganMoFo 26: Doh! Simspon's Bday Cake

Last weekend was my little nephew's 9th birthday, and so naturally there was a party! I was honored to be asked to make a cake. I know that not just any cake will do when you are turning 9... so I thought long and hard, before coming up with this:

Doh! Chris wanted "Homer's Brain" for his slice! It was pretty hilarious - all the kiddos shouting out "I want Marge's Beehive!" "I want Maggie!" Very cute. It was a big hit.

ps. Actually, it's a "funny" story about this cake... see... I had a busy day that day. So I made the cake the night before, planning to frost it in the morning... and it turned out beautifully. I was feeling quite self-congratulatory about my time management skills. I set it on the counter to cool over night. All good. In the morning, I admired its golden glory again, and ran out to get some groceries at the farmers' market. I came home and saw crumbs, where once there had been cake. Oh, my heart sank. It's true. Our dog, Dottie Bonkers, aka Naughty Dottie, stood up and noshed one entire length of the cake off. BOOOO! Friends, it was not my most animal-loving moment. After a total loss of poise and grace, I slowly recouped, made another cake, and all's well that ends well. But really. No more cake on the counter. No more cake on the counter. No more cake on the counter. It's my new mantra.

ps. I used a triple recipe of the Basic Vanilla Cupcake from "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World" - it was perfect for my 9x13 pan.

16 comments:

  1. dottie bonkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    can you please explain how you iced this masterpiece?

    xo
    kittee

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  2. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Amazing job on the Simpsons.

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  3. That is one good looking cake!!

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  4. You mean you managed to make this TWICE?? Truly amazing! (and hope your dog wasn't too sick!)

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  5. Go you for not giving up after Dottie was naughty! Your cake is everything a 9 year old could ever hope for!

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  6. Amazing cake! Good thing it wasn't chocolate. I know someone whose dog ate an entire chocolate layer cake. Not good. Not good. (The dog is fine but he threw up for two days.)

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  7. Great job on the cake! It looks very professional! Bummer you had to make it twice, but I'm glad it all worked out in the end. :-)

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  8. That is a seriously impressive cake! I can't believe your pup ate the first one, that is SO naughty and hilarious at the same time.

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  9. That cake looks awesome!! Too bad about its predecessor...I think I would have been hysterical!

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  10. Wow. My dog's eaten an entire loaf of just baked bread before, but that's not nearly as labor intensive as a Simpson's cake. I'm super impressed that you made that yourself... And twice?!?!

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  11. The cake looks awesome!
    Debra @ Vegan Family Style
    ps don't forget about the cookbook giveaway on my blog

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  12. You're so talented! I wish I could decorate like that. Lucky kid! :)

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  13. Damn girl, you got skillz.

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  14. Oh, Dottie.... You did an awesome job on the cake. a+

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  15. Ack! What a nightmare.
    Well done you for such an awesome recovery.

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  16. Oh MAN, I would DIE! The cake is SO cute though.

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