I had the pleasure of helping a dear friend make her cake for her daughters first birthday party.  She had never decorated a cake like this before, but felt it important and meaningful for her to be a part of the process.  So instead of doing the job for her, I welcomed her into my kitchen and showed her the ropes.  And to say she was a natural is an understatement!

To teach her, I iced the Nemo smash cake myself.  She mimicked each step and completed the sheet cake all by herself!

Cake decorating is not always about talent.  It’s more about patience and the willingness to learn.  Great job, Ashlie!  Your daughter will be proud to look back at these pictures one day and see her mommy working so hard to make her first birthday party a special memory!

Finding Nemo Smash Cake

Finding Nemo Sheet Cake 01

Finding Nemo Sheet Cake 02

Finding Nemo Sheet Cake 03