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In my next post, I’ll write all about my fun-filled Fourth of July. But for now, all I can give you is cake. I hope you don’t mind!

Another party; another cake. Sadly, I didn’t get to go to this party… but I still had fun making the cake! Knowing how much I love to decorate cakes (it’s no secret!), my friend’s mom asked if she could hire me to make a cake for her son’s birthday.

“You definitely do not have to pay me,” I told her. “In fact, I should pay you, because I have so much fun decorating cakes!” (In the end, she did insist on paying me, but I wouldn’t take as much as she originally offered.)

My friend’s brother, who is three, is OBSESSED with clowns. So naturally, I stuck a fondant clown on his birthday cake. My friend told me that it was the first thing he picked off and ate. (Kinda reminds me of when I was little and always wanted to eat the roses on the cakes. Did anyone else ever do this?)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Allison says:

    That is the CUTEST clown I have ever seen! I can’t get over how talented you are with molding fondant…I have the hardest time haha. You are such a sweet person, Katie! :0) Can’t wait to hear about your 4th of July fun!

  2. loveofoats says:

    awww what an adorable cake for the 3 year old! love the clown fondant – tooooooo cute! i hope you had a great day yesterday :)

  3. Lauren says:

    the cake looks soo cute!! you have quite a talent with cake decorating! :)

  4. Kimberly says:

    Your little clown is adorable! If more real-life clowns looked that sweet, there would be a lot less coulrophobia going around 😉

  5. newcitygirl says:

    So cute! I totally would have gone for the clown first too! And I did the same thing when I was little…whichever part had the most frosting/sugar was mine!

  6. Katy says:

    What a cute cake! What a lucky little boy! You have mad cake decorating skills! :)

  7. Ricki says:

    Gorgeous cake, as usual! I love all the little zigzags around the clown. And of course I also asked for the roses on my piece (I usually wanted a corner slice, so I’d get BOTH the roses AND the extra piping around 2 sides of the slice!).

  8. VegMomma says:

    Oh fun!!!

  9. shellyfish says:

    Oh so so cute! I would love to just eat him right up!
    ooohhh the frosting roses…I used to just eat those suckers and forget the cake! Once, I ate so many at a very posh wedding we went to when I was about 6, that I actually threw up (luckily in the bathroom)! My mom was so embarassed! :) Oops…

    Just so you know, I don’t odo that any more!

  10. aTxVegn says:

    That is such a cute clown! You are worthy of payment for your cake decorating.

  11. Cookiemouse says:

    What a lovely cake. I also like clowns, indeed I often think I am one.

  12. Paulina says:

    Awww…how cute! I used to be the little girl who always wanted to eat the flowers on the cake first :)

  13. Kate says:

    So cute!

  14. lighterportions says:

    LOVE the clown, it is too adorable! And I like how bright and fun you made the cake.

    That Moosewood cake sounds great. Gonna have to give that a try next time a cake is needed!

  15. Vegetation says:

    Awesome looking cake! And yeah, I was always the one picking off the flowers or anything else that was on the cake…used to get me in trouble sometimes, I couldn’t help myself!

  16. Healthy eating blog says:

    once again, youve OUTDONE yourself, or should i say outdecorated? hehe. thanks for your nice comment and im glad you had fun decorating! :o)

  17. Jenny says:

    SO CUTE! And I bet he was delicious too…

  18. mad about udon says:

    Beautiful! I’d die of happiness if someone made that for me, and I’m 23! :-)

  19. CeciLiA says:

    OMG!!! I sorta used that recipe as well for my cake!

    I love the clown on your cake… Just wondering do you have all those cake decorating materials at hand?!

    Soo talented!! I can never make something out of a piece of fondant!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  20. Nikki Douglas says:

    I always eat the decorations off a cake – I am notorious for it! My brother used to get so mad when we were kids because I’d pout unless I got the rose! This is so sweet looking and colorful. My inner three year old loves it. I am normally petrified of clowns but yours is adorable.

  21. Eric says:

    Awesome cake! I hope your 4th of July was fun :)

    I can’t wait to start juicing more, once I get those new appliances….I’m so lucky to work at a place where I can get it for free 😉

  22. The Voracious Vegan says:

    I am so impressed, your cake is gorgeous!

  23. glidingcalm says:

    haha that clown is so cute! good job!!

  24. Avery Yale Kamila says:

    Wow! That is so adorable! I love that little clown!

  25. Aimee says:

    I love moosewood cookbooks, so I’m sure the cake was tasty. You are so talented, I love all of your decorated cakes and cupcakes.

  26. Caitlin says:

    Aww, that cake is really cute…hope your friend’s brother liked it (I’m sure he did!). Wow, she wanted to pay you? Just goes to show you should go into the cake decorating business. :) And when I was little I also always insisted on getting extra roses (or whatever other decoration the cake had) on my slice! :)

  27. Jenn says:

    Haha, I always picked off the roses, balloons, etc. first! Definitely the best part. What a great cake!!

  28. jessy says:

    awwwwwwwwwwww! i love it! it’s ADORABLE! :) you did an awesome job!

  29. Sanja says:

    Aww, that clown is adorable. And congratulations on your first paid gig. Or wasn’t it the first job for Bakery Katie? 😉

  30. Traci Anne says:

    SO CUTE! I always love your cakes!! I meant to ask you, how do you feel about the Lightlife, etc., mock lunch meats? I haven’t tried them before, but I think I’ve heard good things about Yves… thoughts?

  31. Erin says:

    Very cute! Love the clown. I had a clown birthday cake when I was one or two.