This cake almost didn’t get made.
Levi said he wanted an “orange cake, yellow inside, with orange candles.”
I was trying to convince him to have ice cream cones instead of cupcakes (no baking needed!) when he told me his cake desires.
I checked that he didn’t maybe mean cupcakes??
Then, about a week before his party he told me he wanted a taco cake. *sigh*
Pinterest had a few different versions but I had to kind of combine the ideas to get what I had in mind.
I made 2 cakes and cut them both in half. I added frosting between them and once it had set a bit I turned them on their sides and frosted them with a crumb coat. Then I did a smooth frost of taco shell yellow frosting on just the outsides of the tacos and along the edges.
After the frosting had set up a little I moved them carefully to a cake board. It wasn’t really big enough so I had to put the tacos close together.
I piped brown “meat” buttercream near the bottom of the taco and then swirled it with the tip of s fork to add texture. Next I added lettuce with a leaf tip and green buttercream. I added layers in different directions and of different lengths to make it look more full and realistic.
Lastly I added cheese and tomatoes with buttercream. I tried to be as random as I could to make it look more realistic.
To cut the cake I just sliced it straight down from the top. After he’d blown out his candles of course. 😁
You can see the rest of the party here and the taco cookies I made here.
Reese turns 1 right around Thanksgiving time, so her party was pumpkin themed!
I got to make the smash cake!
Poor Reese got burned on her candle while everyone was singing to her, so she was terrified of her cake from that point on.
Mama had to cut it up to give her some, at which point all was again right with the world. 🙂
Happy Birthday Reese!