Birthday Cake for Pres. Obama

August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday pres. Obama

Happy Birthday pres. Obama

Some of my friends know that im not the biggest fan of the policy initiatives that have come from President Obama’s administration. However, I have nothing but interest in the man himself. So I figured I would balance out my disagreements over policy with a humble birthday cake. I brought the cake to work where many of my coworkers are, to put it mildly, Obama admirers. We were all happy.

This was a fun cake to make as it taught me how little I know about lettering a cake. I really need to practice this… and I plan to in the near term. I have a birthday cake for a friend coming this weekend. Its gonna be covered in lettering. Like, layered in it.

I used a very basic Buttermilk cake recipe for this. In lieu of elliptical cake pans (I ordered them, but they didnt quite arrive at the correct address) I decided to take two 9×13 pans and then carve out an oval shape (oval office shaped :-). THe oval itself was a little ‘off’ but I think the general idea came through (although at least one coworker questioned whether Obama was really a football fan or not).

I tried to keep the icing simple… primarily to fit within my still budding skill as an icer. All in all I think everything worked out fairly well. And the cake itself was very enjoyable.

NOTE: Pictures of me assembling cake were taken by Tony M.

Layer 1 of the cake with fresh blueberries

Layer 1 of the cake with fresh blueberries

Layer 2 with raspberry Jam

Layer 2 with raspberry Jam

Layer 3 with Raspberry Jam

Layer 3 with Raspberry Jam

First layer of Buttercream Frosting

First layer of Buttercream Frosting

Detail of Red Dot Rim

Detail of Red Dot Rim

Only Fourty-Nine!

Only Fourty-Nine!

And there we go. A very humble birthday cake for an American President!

And there we go. A very humble birthday cake for an American President!

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2 Comments

  1. Tanzila says:

    I really enjoyed going through your entire blog. Love the recipes and the boxer shorts quilt. :) I am going to be trying them soon (the recipes, not the boxer shorts)

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