Julia Eat Your Heart Out!

I am no longer just knitter extraordinaire.


I am now Baking Goddess.


Julia Child, step aside.



For Joe’s Grandpop’s birthday, we were assigned the task of recreating in sugary confection form, Dale Earnhart Jr’s car. 



No problem, I am Picasso with frosting.


First, we began with the pan – for $50, you too can create a perfect Dale car, complete with edible decals. Joe’s folks, however, go this pan at a garage sale, no decals. We were on our own.


cakepan The recipe on the side of the pan suggested that one box of cake mix (ssshhh!!! don’t tell Julia!) should suffice. One cake box later, we had one cake in the trash can. Here, is the result of two cake mixes, 6 eggs, and one entire cup of oil.


Next – the magic!!!

I set up my palette! Ah, the colors! I am Cezanne! I am Degas! I am an artiste!!




Yes, you do need to adjust your monitor – truly, that’s not pink, it’s really red (cough, cough).






greenblack Mint green? Nonsense! That’s forest green. Really, no Jedi mind tricks (psych!)









And, voila! A masterpiece worthy of Le Bec Fin!














Hmmmm, Lemon thinks I should stick to knitting. paperdolls


















And, I guess I’d have to agree.


  1. jenny March 30, 2009

    Have you ever visited cakewrecks.blogspot.com? They’re terrible hilarious professional cakes, cakes people have paid money to have someone else make, so you can be comforted that at the very least, you did not arrive at a bakery to find this cake waiting for you.

    At least it’s definitely identifiable as Dale Earnhart’s car!

  2. Lisa March 30, 2009

    Hilarious, Julia!!! I love how you through yourself into these cake baking adventures!

  3. Lisa March 30, 2009

    ummmm…errrr… I meant throw….ooops.

  4. Bridget April 1, 2009

    Wow, even if I had a car-shaped cake pan, I have a feeling that my end result would not look like anything close to a car – congratulations!

  5. robin April 3, 2009

    Wow, I had no idea there were car-shaped cake pans. You learn something new everyday.


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