Lucas will turn three in a couple weeks, and I’ve been thinking about his birthday cake. He’s not old enough, really, to tell me what kind of cake he wants, but I know his interests:
- any kind of construction equipment
My mom will be visiting for his birthday, and she has more talent and patience when it comes to cake decorating, so I hope she can help me make one. But, what to make?
For birthday number two, we were visiting with Nelson’s family in Canada, and my sister-in-law made this cake in the shape of a horse. I thought she did a great job, especially considering she also has two young children.
For Jacob’s 3-year birthday, I decided to make it myself. I think this was the year that Nelson told me to just buy the cakes. Anyway, for this one, I bought a kit of construction toys at the dollar store, used a set of “JACOB” candles, and crushed oreos to make “dirt”. The 3-year-old liked it, but it wasn’t exactly pretty. It did taste good.
For this year, I’m considering making this train cake.
Isn’t it cute? I found the recipe in Parenting magazine online. Mine never turn out like the ones done by professionals, but I like that they use a frozen pound cake and include a diagram on how to cut it up. How hard could it be? Ha. With the help of my mother, I’m hopeful that we can create one ourselves. If not, it’s the effort that counts right?