Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another Family Tradition From the '70's

One more thing still getting some use from my childhood is a little booklet put out by the makers of Baker's Angelflake Coconut.My mom used this little booklet for ideas for birthday cakes for me and my sisters when we were little. We used to look through it and I think we even got to occasionally pick one ourselves and she would make it. It's been passed on to me, looking a little worse for the wear these days.

Because I have fond memories of these cakes, it's become a really fun thing to do them for my kids as well.

I recently made this bunny cake for Amelia's 4th birthday.

She is an Easter baby after all. :)

I really remember my mom making this elephant. I did it last year for Amelia's 3rd birthday.

I've done some of the cakes from the book for the boys too. I did a sailboat for Sam when he turned 3. But the cut-out, coconut-covered cake seems to be especially appealing to the girls. A fun tradition. And the booklet makes it so easy.


Jennie and Julie said...

That was really fun, seeing both the photos in the booklet AND the cakes that you made. I'm glad you posted both. Those cakes look enormous! I don't remember them being that big, but I do know they wouldn't fit on a cookie sheet, so Dad covered an old board with foil to accomodate. Thanks for posting them. Love, Mom

Monica said...

Your cakes are darling!!