I never got much of a deal made on my birthday growing up. My parents divorced by time I was 4 and my mom turned Jehovah shortly after so I guess I had a void. What better way to fill it then make a big deal over my kids birthdays. I really wanted to make sure that my children felt special and also to really celebrate the glorious days we greeted them into this world.
I could always bake and had no problem creating a cake from scratch with a little help from the internet etc. I started out with shaped cake pans, bought or even better renting at the Bulk Barn. Had a Monkey, then my eldest was into Thomas and Lightning McQueen.
Each year I progressed then when Liam was turning 5 it was Angry Birds for the theme and I tried my hand at fondant. This was a good time to try since he was 5 and in school while I was home pregnant so I had a bit more time and space without a child at me leg. I even made a homemade pinata of a pig! Love seeing what I can accomplish and both my kids enjoy these fun creations, it has come to be an expectation now and every year I have requests months in advance for their cake.
I've learnt a lot on the way and would like to share some of the finished cakes.
This was the Lightning McQueen piped icing
Pinata that I made ready to be beaten.
Blaze was the theme for 3 years old.
The last couple of years Liam has been into sports. For Logan's last party it was Mario themed. I will have a separate post for any ideas. It really was easy enough and fun to do.