Did anybody else's Mom make themed birthday cakes for you growing up? My Mom always made us a special theme cake for our birthday. Some of the themes over the years were dolls, teddy bears, trucks (for my brother), a barbie cake and 3-D candy house.
Last year for Bubbalu's first birthday I made a monkey face cake to fit his monkey party:
Bubbalu turned 2 in December and because he is obsessed with anything truck, car, or motorcycle (AKA "Lululululu" in Bubbalu language, NO idea where that came from!) Mama made a truck cake.
I used a 9x13 sheet cake cut into thirds, stacked and 'glued' them with frosting then trimmed the sides:
Next a shaved down mini-loaf pan cake became the cab and an extra cake piece (one that I actually didn't eat during the shaving process) became the hood:
Next up, make blue frosting:
ALWAYS let the youngun lick the spoon! It's a rite of passage and provides cute pictures, see?
Lil Chick was kinda crabby, so Mama threw her in the Moby and went right back to work painting the truck:
Finished product, with mini bundt pan cake "wheels" and pretzel wipers, grill and door handle:
Notice where the door handle is? Yeah, I moved it to the correct spot after Lance pointed it out. He thought that was funny.
Hint: use chocolate donuts for the wheels, cause mini bundt pan cake wheels are annoying.
I used red hots for the tail lights and a hershey bar for the license plate.
Our family of four at Bubbalu's birthday party:
Bubbalu blew out the candle the very first try! Notice how surprised/excited Lance is? Hilarious:
Because he blew the candle out so quickly, we re-lit it a good 3 more times for optimal photographic opportunities:
I think it's safe to say Bubbalu liked his cake:
Inspired? Check out this website or this website for some ideas, techniques and pictures. And be sure to post your creations!