Friday, March 26, 2010

jonah's amazing cake



UPDATE: Here is the link to Janel's Cake Fan Page (Crave Confections) on Facebook. Check it out! She's posted lots of photos of other great cakes she's done. I still like Jonah's the best though. I could be slightly partial.

So the cake...

I have been meaning to post this forever, but just hadn't gotten around to it.

Janel is a bloggy/EB friend that I "met" after she found my blog shortly after Jonah was born. I had never even met her in person until the day before Jonah's birthday. She has RDEB, but is married, in her thirties, and has a sweet little girl!

She says she bakes and decorates cakes for a hobby, but she is AMAZING. Janel and her family drove all the way up for Jonah's birthday from FLORIDA, and Janel made this beautiful, wonderful, perfect cake for free. Did I mention she's amazing???




Almost there.



Check out the detail.



The Final Masterpiece.


The bottom layer was vanilla cake with buttercream icing, the animal layer was chocolate with buttercream icing, the games layer was carrot cake with white chocolate cream cheese icing, and the top layer was white chocolate with white chocolate cream cheese icing. The whole thing was covered in fondant, and everything was edible.

Pretty incredible, huh? 


Jonah checking it out.


Jonah's Smash Cake (which he barely touched... cake is, after all, a solid.)


"Ready for my cake, Mom."



Jonah looking like he was trying to blow, but really just reacting to me blowing in his face.



Only a small portion of the Paparazzi.


It was almost too pretty to cut, but we quickly got over it.



So, thank you, Janel. What a beautiful gift. It was unforgettable. Thank you so much for blessing our family. We're so glad to now call you a "real life" friend. Hope to see you again very soon. (And by the way, Matt said it was the best carrot cake he'd ever had. And he does NOT play around when it comes to dessert.)

39 comments:

Ashley said...

WOW! That is the cutest cake ever! I can't believe all the detail.

Laura A said...

WOW!!! Janel, that cake is AMAZING. You could be the "Cake Boss Lady!"

Thanks for sharing, Patrice!

Love,
Laura

Ryan said...

That was an awesome cake!!! I love the picture of both you and Jonah blowing out the candle!!!

The Macons said...

How awesome!! What a great cake and a great friend!

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

That was the MOST AWESOME cake ever!!!!!!!!!!! You need to submit those pictures for a magazine or something!

Molly said...

You HAVE to submit that to Cake Wrecks. It's a site that features professional cakes gone wrong, but on Sundays they do a "sunday sweets" where they feature adorable amazing cakes, and they love to highlight the awesome cakes that come from people who aren't professionals. This would be a fantastic Sunday Sweet, it's so gorgeous! and you would get to spread Jonah's story, and EB! The website is http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

I love the little animals. The bunny with the bent ear? I want to kiss it!

thorney said...

What a fun cake!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I only tried the vanilla and carrot cake layers, but they were both DELICIOUS! And so much left over for snacking on later! It was truly amazing ... probably the closest I'll ever come to an "Ace of Cakes" cake!

Trennia said...

aww happy birthday little one, and the cake is simply adorable!

Shari said...

That cake was so cool! What a blessing! The detail was amazing! I hope you are feeling better today.

Denise said...

Your friend should go on one of those tv show cake making competitions... she obviously has what it takes... Wow! Wish I could make creative cakes like that...

Denise in Canada.

Jessica K. said...

That has to be the most awesome cake I have ever seen, and I have seen many bc I love to look through books of birthday cakes and into bakeries. Jonahs cake ROCKS!! I would pay A LOT of mones for a cake like that!!

biblemm said...

Thank you for sharing Jonah's cake! What an amazing gift, she is very talented!!!

The Scott's said...

Oh my goodness..that is an AMAZING cake. I've never seen anything like that. Janel is super talented! Thanks for sharing the pictures and story of your friendship!

Face Seeker said...

that cake is brilliant. WOW

Katie said...

You mean I missed a carrot cake layer?! Yeah, I could have gone without knowing that...

Redeemed1 said...

AMAZING!!

the*4*of*us said...

What a wonderful blessing she must be to you guys! And AWESOME cake!!!
Ok...in the last picture there is a little boy looking in the window. Poor thing--he looks like he's standing there, just wishing he could get in to that cake!

triplehmoms said...

Oh my! That's FANTASTIC! Que bueno y rico!

Mommies-Miracles said...

That is an adorable cake, WOW, I've never seen such a nice cake. And Jonah is so adorable. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to the little guy!

Jenifer said...

It was FABULOUS! What a sweet person Janel is! She earned some jewels in her crown for that birthday cake!

Kirsten: said...

A-MA-ZING!!!

Heather said...

It is beautiful!

Ellen said...

That cake was truly amazing!!!!

Lindsay said...

You're right, that is a totally amazing cake!!! I love all the details, right down to the hot dogs! :)

I'm Erin. said...

An amazing cake for an amazing boy!

Rose said...

WHat an awesome cake! I live in Florida, does she sell cakes?

Clark5 said...

What an incredible cake. Happy Birthday sweet Jonah! You deserve only the best, and it certainly looks like you got the best cake!

Janel said...

Awwwwwwww... you guys are SO SWEET!! Thank you so much for all your awesome comments! I would do it again in a minute for Jonah!

you can go to my fan page on Facebook to see more of my cake (become a fan!!).

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/St-Augustine/Crave-Confections/125350112109?ref=ts

I am just a hobby caker - but I set up this "business" fan page so everyone could see pics of the cakes that I do.

Working on ideas for Jonah's 2 year cake! Gotta top the first!

Love you Patrice!!!
Janel

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

That is awesome!!! What a wonderful gift!! (And that paparazzi picture is too cute too).

Toni :O) said...

Wowwie Wow Wow...WHAT a cake! That is AWESOME and what a blessing Janel is...kudos kudos kudos! I just know I would have enjoyed that one. Thanks for posting a pic to share with us all.

Jill said...

What an incredible blessing! I'm so thrilled that Janel reached out so generously and made Jonah the cutest cake ever... What a wonderful friend you have, Jonah!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Oh wow! How amazing that cake was....looks like such a fun day!! Thanks for sharing....

Tina said...

That cake is absolutely amazing! What a wonderful gift. It is awesome how such strong friendships can be formed through our blogs. So glad you both have been blessed!

Jen said...

Wow, that cake is AWESOME!!! But then, so is your family!

J. in OH

Rachel said...

Fabulous cake!!

Melissa said...

That is an amazing cake! She definitely could make a living as a cake decorator. And the fact that it tastes great, too, makes her skills even more amazing. I, like Matt, don't play around when it comes to dessert. ;) I've had many cakes that looked great, but the taste did not match up. And the fact that she did it for free, and came all the way from Florida to do so, shows her loving heart, too. She deserves all the recognition possible. I'm headed over to Facebook to "fan" her right now!

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