It’s birthday season here at Chez Mom. From November through February we celebrate a batch of birthdays, with another series of births in the spring. While I’m constantly trying to find the balance between work and being a mom, one thing I’ve decided that’s important to me is to make my kids’ (and sometimes husband’s) birthday cakes.
I don’t go all-out crazy like some people on Pinteret, but I try to tailor the cake to what they love that year. For my daughter, it’ll be Hello Kitty — for the second consecutive year. For my son, the theme was Caterpillar construction equipment. Here’s how I did it.
Start with the construction toys:
Next, set up the scene with a few pretzel sticks and bunny crackers.
Sacrifice a few bunny crackers along the way.
For a sense of scale, I got out the cake pans used to bake the cake.
Frost the cake.
Then start deconstructing, er — constructing.
Add some green sparkly sugar for grass and some broken pretzel sticks for tree stumps, and you’re done!
What’s the most elaborate birthday cake you or your kids have had?