Over the weekend, we celebrated General's 12th Birthday! He had been hoping for a Lord of the Rings - themed party, and even came up with an "easy" idea for his cake: the One Ring.
I'm still working on sorting through all of my pics and writing up his birthday post....but I thought I'd share a few quick cake-pics in the meantime! :)
This cake was a lot of fun to put together - and very simple to do...which worked out well, since our Friday & Saturday ended up being much busier than I originally planned!
I used our favorite Lemon Pound Cake recipe, baked in a circular bunt pan...and was able to leave it on the counter to cool, while we spent the day visiting with friends (and planning our homeschool groups' events for the year!).
Later that afternoon, I covered it with white (store-bought) frosting and used Wilton Color Mist (in gold) to spray on the metallic-gold color of The One Ring (found at Michael's for about $3 dollars).
I was a little nervous about whether I'd be able to write the "elvish" inscription - but it turned out to be pretty easy, mostly just a variation of regular cursive writing. (The pattern was taken from an illustration in one of General's Trilogy books.) We chose Wilton's Sparkle Gel in red - since, in the story, you can only read the ring's inscription when it's exposed to fire - and it glows a bright red! (Also found at Michael's, for about $2.)
I loved how the sparkly color turned out, especially over the metallic gold spray - BUT it was a bit thick, which made it difficult to keep the lettering neat. Something with a fine-tip would work much better!
All in all....I was pleased with how it turned out (and how quickly it went together!)....and General was very happy with his cake!
Today the kids & I are busy, busy, busy cleaning out the basement....and sorting through all of the toys and school things....and the books... I am determined to declutter & simplify - EVERYTHING, before the school year begins! I'm also working on re-organizing our school-room this week...
So for now, I'm off to grab another cup of coffee & some more boxes :)
If all goes well, I'll be back later with a few more pics!
Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday full of grace & joy!
linking up at Titus 2 Tuesdays & Women Living Well :)