Friday, July 9, 2010

Cooking with Anya: Watermelon Cake

Before I go any further, may I just say how talented I think my 5 year old is??? Look at that cake. We are talking about a 5 year old decorating that. AMAZING if you ask me. That kid is going places!!!

Anya saw this cake on the cover of my Women's Day magazine and immediately asked if we could make it for the 4th of July. She also then asked if I could show America the cake we made for its birthday, so posting on the blog seemed fitting! :) This would be the perfect cake for a summer BBQ!

You can find the directions for this cake HERE. It calls for boxed mix and canned frosting, but I made my own buttercream for it and I used THIS yellow cake from Smitten Kitchen. I fell in love with this cake. I'm telling you... this is now my go-to yellow cake recipe. I can't wait to try it with chocolate frosting (the way a yellow cake should be eaten, in my opinion!).

Time to pass this on to Anya, since she is the reason for this post! Enjoy!

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It was a beautiful watermelon cake and it was very pretty so I loved it. And you have to bake the cake. It was very, very a lot of fun. It was so amazing. It is beautiful and delicious. It is shaped like a watermelon and it is a wonderful dessert. It is good to make. For the seeds, you'll need chocolate covered raisins that will look like the seeds. This is the end.

5 comments:

ALLRED FAMILY said...

Too cute!! I love it! And I agree. She is very neat and tidy at decorating for a 5 year old!

Eliana said...

Hannah - you are one talented girl! Keep up the good work because this cake looks auper super cute.

The Grows said...

You are totally right Anya, that cake is beautiful and pretty. You are one amazing 5 year old. Are you going to be a professional cake decorator some day? Keep up the amazing cooking. Love ya!!!!

Ingrid said...

A career in the pastry arts? Maybe?

Fantastic job Anya! I'd like a slice of watermelon, I mean cake, please?! :)
~ingrid

Velia said...

Cute!! Very talented just like her mama.

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