|#2 turns 8|
This is one of my favorites to date and I was pretty excited in how it turned out. Before I begin any cake I’m never quite sure if it’ll turn out like I envision it and then as the layers go on and the detail gets added; it all comes together! Over the last few years, the kiddos have really stepped up their requests but I always like to think back and share where it all started.
Six years ago, when #2 turned 2, I got the idea to try my hand at cake decorating. Instead of a plain cake with fun candles, I attempted some tractors. I had no cake decorating experience, baggies served as piping bags, there was a complete absence of frosting tips, and I only had a basic 4 pack of liquid food coloring. I distinctly remember being so frustrated with not being able to get my tractor tires black, but a hobby was started. A few things I learned on my first attempt were frosting does darken the longer it sits and it’s worth the extra money to buy paste food coloring if there is a specific color you want.
|a throwback picture from when #2 turned 2,
this is where I started 6 short years ago!
From amatuer looking tractors to a realistic looking Everest (the newest Paw Patrol pup), who would have thought. #3 has been my most challenging requestor due to the detail required alone. However, I wished I had taken step by step pictures of how this all comes together, because it really is easier than it looks and involves some minor cheating :).
|#3 turns 5|
|#1 turns 11|
And then there’s #4’s. He couldn’t decide on Baymax from Disney’s Big Hero 6 or Superman, so we went with Baymax on top and a Superman inspired 3 on the the sides.
|#4 turns 3|
Each cake is a fun journey, I love the challenge and the excitement the kids show when they finally get to see their cake!