Pizza for dessert

I am a mom.
I have 4 boys and a husband…so make that 5 boys.
We live a hectic life filled with laughter and chaos.
So, when Friday rolls around we are all spent.  Tired.  Exhausted.
Pizza night, anyone?
I grew up having pizza every Friday.  Every.  Friday. With no deviation.  I never really gave it much thought when I was young, never considered the fact that my mom felt the same way that I feel now.  I guess, as a kid you don’t think about your parent’s feelings.  That’s the way it goes.
My kids are great, truly, but they are an exhausting gang.  I woke up this morning to my 4 and 6 year old playing “Wipeout” in their room.  And by “Wipeout” I mean that ridiculous show that is home to the big balls…heehee…nope, I’m not above it ;).
  There were crashes, jumping, banging, laughing and then, of course, the inevitable crying. 
6:30, Saturday morning in my house…oh yes.
Back to the pizza…
So, carrying on my mom’s tradition we also have pizza night, but we usually make our own.  Which is fun because it becomes a family affair. 
Pizza is a part of our lives, so much so that my husband has decided to build a pizza oven in our backyard.  This, in theory, sounds awesome but my husband, while crazy-smart and cute to boot, is challenged in the finishing of projects, so I am fearful of having a half-finished pizza oven staring at me from the backyard for the next 5 years..but I’ll save that rant for another post :)
Now, here’s where pizza meets my blog…
Pizza cake. 
I got an order for this and thought it would just be such a fun cake, and it was.  I am quite certain that I had more fun making it than they could possibly have eating it!
It is a Snickerdoodle cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.
The “cheese” is grated white chocolate and the “pepperoni”, “peppers” and “olives” are made from fondant.
It was a 16″ round and I wanted to put it in a pizza box for cute presentation, but the pizza boxes I was able to get weren’t deep enough, so it just went in a plain white box.
Oh well.
Have a great weekend y’all!

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Diane {}
January 23, 2010 9:47 pm

That is so adorable, I've seen some made before but yous certainly is TOPS!

bridget {bake at 350}
January 23, 2010 10:44 pm

I totally agree with Diane above! So adorable and the cutest one I've ever seen!

We do pizza every Friday, too! It's such a nice tradition…and such a nice break when it's takeout or frozen! 😉

January 23, 2010 10:58 pm

Cute, cute, cute! Love it.

And by the way…..Friday night has been pizza night in our lives forever too. I have five kids….most grown now, but we still have pizza on most Fridays. :-)

High Heels and Aprons
January 23, 2010 11:11 pm

What a cute idea!!

Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

Sue Sparks
January 23, 2010 11:46 pm

LOVE it!!!

January 24, 2010 12:22 am

So super cute! Did you happen to see these cupcakes?

Chey can cook! (and more)
January 24, 2010 12:38 am

Love it!! How creative! Enjoy your family and the rest of your weekend:)

January 24, 2010 1:37 am

So cute! You did a great job making the toppings and "cheese" look real!

kitchen koala
January 24, 2010 2:42 am

Oh! Very cute! Who wouldn't love to get a whopper of a cake like that on their birthday! 16"? I'm jealous. My oven can't hold a 16" pan!

January 24, 2010 2:51 am

We had pizza tonight and I didn't do anything all day except take one of the twins to baseball practice so there was no reason not to cook. Oh, well! Your pizza cake would have been a lovely dessert to have afterward.

January 24, 2010 2:39 pm

Super duper cute! Whoever received this cake must have been thrilled!

January 24, 2010 10:49 pm

Mmm this looks delicious!! Guess pizza can e both sweet and savoury hehe.

January 25, 2010 1:54 am

This is amazing!!!! My kids and I are just staring at it and trying to figure out what you used to make all the toppings. How FUN is this!!!

Sweet Sins
January 25, 2010 3:16 am

I love love LOVE this cake! It is great!! And I here you on the half finished projects… but to have a pizza oven when the task is finally completed will be truely awesome and you will be the envy of the town!

Jimmy Simpson
January 25, 2010 11:34 am

Good it is really interesting:-)
Jimmy Simpson
wedding cakeWriter

Sara Tea
January 25, 2010 6:37 pm

snickerdoodle cake? count me in. holy cow, like an actual pizza i'd probably try to tackle this in one sitting too. haha

January 25, 2010 6:41 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. You rock.

Monica H
January 26, 2010 1:21 am

This is so much fun. I've made fruit pizzas with c ookie base but never with cake and frosting. I love it!

Shauna from Piece of Cake
January 26, 2010 4:18 am

So clever and totally adorable!

I am all for Pizza Fridays.

January 26, 2010 7:07 am

How adorable is this! What a great job!

January 26, 2010 1:59 pm

Wow…that looks amazing!! FANTASTIC job. You rock!


January 26, 2010 2:39 pm

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen!! I must make this for my boy (my boyfriend!!) ASAP!! he will flip for this! YOu are amazing!!!

Sinful Southern Sweets
January 26, 2010 9:09 pm

So cute! I love this idea

Candy and Cake
January 27, 2010 1:27 am

Ooh…I love this cake!!! Could I post it on my blog? I love creative cakes and this one is amazing!!!

cookies and cups
January 27, 2010 1:55 am

Candy & cake – yes please!
Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

January 27, 2010 6:57 pm

OMG…5 boys in the house. Yo are one brave lady!!!!
You "pizza" is adorable!

Free Pretty Things For You
January 28, 2010 9:53 am

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Loren Ebert
January 30, 2010 2:22 am

I LOVE this idea!! I'm definitely going to try one! :o)

January 31, 2010 3:11 am

Just found your blog (love it!). I worked a bakery for years and we made pizza cakes… 12" cakes with buttercream icing. We'd airbrush the icing to look like pizza dough and add toppings out of icing. I loved doing the green peppers, olives, and everything else. Yours is a cute variation!! Love the pepperonis!

Diana's Cocina
February 2, 2010 4:08 am

Super awesome!

March 10, 2010 5:12 pm

Ok, are you sure we aren't sisters? I have four boys (and a fifth with my dear, old husband), we also do make-our-own pizza night, and my boys also wake up at the break of dawn and start trying to break their necks. Weird. Or maybe it is just a boy thing. Yeah, that's probably it.

This dessert pizza is so delightful. My boys would love it, but it would be far too much work to let it go down their little gullets! You are one talented lady!

April 6, 2010 9:01 pm

This is great (and so clever!) I'm always looking for things to make that are both delicious and look like a million bucks! I can't wait to try this!