Sometimes it's the food.
Sometimes it's the location.
Sometimes it's the decorations.
Sometimes it's the invitations.
But it is NEVER (well, almost never) the CAKE.
I always try to make my kids' birthday cakes. Whatever they want, I try to figure it out. In my next post, I'll add some past cake creations.
Sam is in a monkey phase and so he got a monkey head. I know, it kind of looks like a bear. I asked him to get a toy monkey to check where the eyes were and the one he gave me had a nose like a bear. I wish I would have changed it to two nostrils. But, the Bear-Monkey was just fine for Sam.
Little Oscar, well, he wanted a bunny. A pink bunny. Really? Pink?
I bought a strawberry flavored frosting that was pink and used it for the filling. I then added some blue to make the outer frosting purple. Purple is a bit more manly than pink. I'm sure when he gets older, Oscar will tell me I was crazy to allow for a pink/purple bunny. Your wish, baby, your wish.
So, for both cakes, I started with a casserole pan for the large upper piece, using a pound cake mix. A simple round cake was the bottom with a layer of frosting in between. Although I should have cut the casserole size in half for more frosting, it probably held up in the heat better without it. I then chopped two sides (hang onto for later) and cut off more cake to create a rabbit shape.
The sides of the round cake were used for the ears, tail and the head came from the casserole cut. All pieces held on with toothpicks. I was pretty jazzed at the shape at this point.
And the boy? He LOVED it.
Next year, I'm working on my frosting abilities.