Sunday, August 29, 2010

One Birthday Down...and One to Go! Making Cake Together.

This is a busy time for us in planning the kiddos birthdays...especially with them starting school this year.
Last week was my son's birthday & we had such a fun time in making his cake together. This week he wants to be a chef. :)

He loves chocolate, so we mixed up a devils food cake in 2 9" round pans. I don't know a kid who doesn't like cracking eggs and mixing batter!

We put chocolate frosting in between the layers as well as on the sides of the cake. The cake was then topped with green buttercream frosting...yes... green! My boy loved it!
He loves anything that has to do with trains, so when I found that cute kitschy plastic train which as a bonus it had 6 cars...I knew it would be perfect for the cake. We tossed on some yellow nonperils & added a ferris wheel...along with some blue edible gitter & a merry go round to make it more carnival/circus themed.
Over the summer we went to a carnival & it was pure magic to the kids & this was a fun way to kind of relive that fun time together.

Finally we added the candles & a couple of sugar trains around the bottom & it was done!

I'd recommend trying to make birthday cake together with your kiddos. It makes a great memory, teaches them to follow instructions, and the quality time together cannot be's priceless.

1 comment:

Jamie Creason said...

That looks like so much fun! And yummy too! I stopped by to say hello and thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my "tree trimming".....I am now a follower of your darling blog and look forward to reading future posts!