I recently had the honor of baking for a baby’s first birthday, and the theme was “Winnie the Pooh”. A timeless theme (if you ask this Disney loving gal) for boys and girls alike, and for their parents as well. Mama sent a few ideas , and I got to work figuring out how to make those ideas become a reality.
I was also baking a smash cake, and of course went with Pooh’s “hunny” pot.
Off I went to “think think think” (as Pooh Bear would say) about the larger sheet cake design.
You all know by now how much I love Disney, so Disney themed desserts are never an issue, as I have quite the collection of all things character shaped for cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. As I looked through my stash, I came across a pan I hadn’t used in 19 years , and quickly sent the birthday mama a picture and asked if she liked the idea:
It was my Wilton Pooh Cake pan from days gone by! She loved the idea, so I was off to collect the supplies. I didn’t stop at that pan though, and sorted through at least ten different Wilton pans that I know I can resurrect in the future. Who here wouldn’t love to go back in time?
Waves of emotions flooded over me as I remembered baking that same Pooh cake three different times over the years for my kids first birthdays. The “Barney the Dinosaur” cake pan for second and third birthdays, and the “PowerPuff Girls” pan for a special 5th birthday party, many years ago….
Those kids are in their 20’s now, but still love Disney, cartoons, and reminiscing over tv shows they watched as kids.
They also love cake, lol! I’m sure many of you reading this have kids that had similar party themes back in the day (or maybe YOU were that kid)!
I realized I could bring back those nostalgic times simply by baking a cake in an ages old pan , and decorate that cake using the tried and true Wilton method, bringing childhood characters to life.
Look what I discovered in my cupboards!
- Race car
- The Little Mermaid
- Thomas the Tank Engine
- Jack O Lantern
- Christmas tree
- Open Book (I used as a bible, and again as a volume of Shakespeare)
- Graduation cap
- Bow Tie
I’ll be adding these cake pan ideas to my menu starting today . I’ll post prices and pictures as I can – but for now you get the idea. I’m going back to simpler times and sharing the love of all things old, as they can be new again.
Have a great week, foodie friends!