Friday, March 25, 2011

Baked Alaska

I got a call from my very awesome chiropractor wondering if I would do a cake for her father's milestone birthday.  As a gift, the whole family was sending him to Alaska.  He does not know this yet, so this little cake is going to confuse him initially.  Which is awesome!

This a vanilla cake, with vanilla frosting, then the crystal snow is vanilla sugar I've made.  I love the vanilla sugar!  The trees are pretzel rods, then frosted using a star tip.  My son thought the trees were pretty cool, but pointed out I needed to add pinecones.  Then told me everything he knows about pinecones...which is actually quite a bit.  With the size of this cake, I opted to not add pinecones, I don't think people would know what they were.

For some reason, I absolutely love this little bear.  It's rough and simple, but there's something about it I really like.

A simple little cake, fun to do.  Here's to the birthday boy (man) and his trip to Alaska.  Have a great time!


  1. So cute! I love the little bear too - and he is much more adorable than a fondant Sarah Palin would have been:)

  2. oooh...I didn't even think about that. : )

  3. Another beauty, Shannon. It's good you went with vanilla, instead of opting for a more Alaskan-themed flavor-- like smoked salmon or seal blubber. Those flavors probably would have been more difficult to obtain, too.