Who’s Sweet 16 on St. Paddy’s Day Cake

I made this Sweet 16 cake for my granddaughter’s 16th birthday. Problem was….  she lives in Tenn. and we live in Kansas. Plus all the kids in TN wanted to ‘help’!  I made my cakes a head of time and put them in the freezer.  My husband rented some dry ice to put in a cooler then we boxed the cakes and set them in the cooler.  It took more than 18 hours to drive out.  I was very pleased when we arrived that my cakes were still frozen solid.  I made the frosting, the owls, and the clover tree at home and just assembled everything after we arrived.  I hate decorating cakes in my daughter-in-laws kitchen since she is such a neat freak and I always make a huge mess!

My granddaughter loved the tree on top.  I told her that was her birthday gift form me.  I created a brand new species of tree just for her birthday.  They are 4-leaf clover trees and only magically owls and find them in perch on their branches.  She thought that was hilarious but her little brother and sister believed me!

I also created a candy and cookie buffet to go with the cake.  My daughter-in-law insists that everyone in there house eats only healthy foods.  So I am sure that as soon as we left – she tossed all the left over cake, candy and cookies.  Oh well, that is what makes visits from grandma fun – you get to break the rules a little!

 

Who's Sweet 16 on St. Paddy's Day Cake

Who's Sweet 16 on St. Paddy's Day Cake

Who's Sweet 16 on St. Paddy's Day Cake

Who's Sweet 16 on St. Paddy's Day Cake

Who's Sweet 16 on St. Paddy's Day Cake