Saturday, February 19, 2011

Miami Heat Cake

Okay, so I finally stopped being lazy and uploaded pictures off my camera onto my computer. People have been telling me to get my cakes on my blog so I'm finally gonna do it. Also, you can finally see the amazing Christmas gift my sweet hubby got me that I've only mentioned about three times on here. So this is a cake I made for my nephews 11th birthday celebration. He loves basketball and his favorite team is the Miami Heat, and one of his favorite players is Lebron James. When I saw this cake online I knew I had to do it (this is the one I made):



Definitely my favorite cake I've done so far. Bill forged Lebron's signature (his was waaaay better than mine). But I had the privilege of making an itsy bitsy stencil of the NBA logo and drawing it on with less than fine-tipped food coloring markers.




And here is the most thoughtful gift I've ever received:



My wonderful husband had the idea to get me an official chef's shirt to wear when I bake my cakes. He then found patches online, one that was the Food Network logo and one that says "competitor." He had my mom sew them on and embroider my name on the front (in red, so that the shirt was red, black and white). Then, on top of that, he secretly put together my "portfolio" for me that I've always said I need to do. He printed off 8 x 10's of every cake I've made and put it in one of those clear essay folders with my Wilton certificates in the front. It was amazing. Seriously the best present ever. I definitely married a winner. And now I feel so official.

7 comments:

andrea said...

Now THAT is a thoughtful gift! Way to go, Bill!

Shayla said...

That cake is so cool. And Bill is quite the creative gift giver. Now I want to see all the other cakes, too!

Rachael said...

The shirt is awesome. Bill, good job my man...You didn't actually take my advice, I said you should post pictures of your cakeS, as in more than 1! That was such a teaser! You are seriously so talented. I love the cake, it's pretty freakin awesome. I love that you love to make cakes, and that you are really good at it, so I don't have to pretend like they are good. POst some more pictures already, your fans are dying for more. This was like reading the first chapter of a good book, and then blank pages....I hope that doesn't sound rude...nothin but love...

MARISA said...

Wow-you look so great in that chef's shirt! You are definetly in you element. Great job on that cake! Isaiah's birthday is next month and it's a Pirate theme. Treasure chest cake??? Think about it and let me know!

tharker said...

That cake is amazing, Alicia! You are one talented cake decorating chica!

And hello....the chef's shirt...so cool!!

Alicia said...

Marisa, I would love to. Seriously, just let me know!

Mother Helping Fathers said...

Could you post instructions asap PLEASE? I just received a request to make a similar cake by wednesday night for my 10 year old cousin. It would be SO helpful! Great cake! :-)