Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lamb Cake & Random Wednesday

With Easter coming up I thought I would show you a lamb cake that I made. It's super easy and really fun for the kids.

No, it's not actual bits of lamb, so don't worry, keep reading.

You can get the mold here. I got mine at Micheal's, they should have them in stock because it's Easter time.

The directions said to use a heavier cake like pound cake, but I wanted to use a red velet cake, cause I'm a tad weird like that. Cutting open a lamb cake to find red cake in it, nothing beats that family reaction!

I didn't have this tutorial when I was making mine, but it's pretty much everything that I did. It's also in the instruction book that comes with the cake pan.

Basically you just fill one side of the cake pan to the top, basically one cake mix fills the entire thing. Then put the top half on, and tie it closed.

When the cake rises, it rises into the other half, so you end up with something that looks like this:


I made some butter cream frosting, the Wilton's recipe, you're going to need two batches of this:

Yields 3 cups


1 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp Wilton Flavor (vanillia), this is a clear vanilla, so you get a true white color
2 Tablespoons water
1 lb. pure can confectioners' sugar (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder (this helps with decorating and makes it a little stiffer then it would be without it

Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend and additional minute or so, until creamy.

This is the basic recipe for a STIFF consistency icing.  For the base layer of icing you need to make the above recipe THIN consistency.

Thin Consistency: You'll need to add 2 teaspoons of water per cup of frosting (so you'll need to add 6 teaspoons of water to the above recipe.) I added some food gel coloring to make it slightly pink, I thought a white face was totally weird.

For the "fur" and face you'll need to make another batch of frosting with a MEDIUM consistency.

Medium Consistency: You'll need to add 1 teaspoon of water per cup of frosting (so you'll need to add 3 teaspoons of water to the above recipe).

I used this decorating tip, it's a triple tip, so I could get more coverage and wasn't deocrating for 5 hours...you can however do it one at a time, but your hand will get tired, I tried that the first time. Then remembered I had that triple decorating star tip.

Put aside some of the frosting to make the face, I used black gel coloring, but you can buy the already made black frosting from the baking isle in the grocery store, since black is a hard color to get. (that's why mine is gray)


Back view, the reason we have the bamboo skewers in there, was that we had to drive 40 miles to our destination and since we didn't use a dense cake it was a little wobbly. We took the front sticks out as soon as we got to our destination.


I colored some coconut green, and bam you have a lamb sitting on grass.


My family's reaction when we cut open the lamb and saw the red velvet cake inside.


Now onto some random things:

Last night I had a dream that I was in another 1/2 marathon. My knee problem was gone, my ankle problem was gone and I was feeling good. Is this my minds way of telling me to get that MRI and figure out what's wrong with my knee...I think so. I know Baby Fox will be happy to have the wind in his face again. Every time we got out in the jogging stroller he yells out "run Mama, run!"

My hair is at that really awkward point, where it's just annoying and laying on my back weird. It's taking everything in me not to just chop it off again. But I keep reminding myself, I'm growing it out so I can do this awesome sock bun that I've been hearing so much about. I want it...

I have exactly 27 days to finish my photo album book that I bought from Photobook America last July...I thought..April, I can do it by April, and here we are 5 days from April and I still have a long way to go. I can do this...bottom line, I need to stop taking naps on the weekend while Baby Fox takes his nap...but bed always sounds so much better than staring at a computer.

Linking up with Shanna today




4 comments:

  1. Um, wow. I can't believe how well your lamb cake came out! AWESOME.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. That cake is ADORABLE. Amazing job!!

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  3. Oh my gosh that is so cute and I am cracking up that you used red velvet cake, what a great idea!

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  4. My always does a lamb cake too!

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