Birthday Cake Ideas...Oh No, 10 Already

I've just recently had my 10th Momiversary, meaning my baby Liam is now a 10 year old! Ahhhh... where did the time go. 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 and main feature of the birthday is a cake. 

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've learnt a lot on the way and would like to share some of the finished cakes I made and my progression over the years.

This was the Lightning McQueen piped icing

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 (see affiliated links) or even renting at the Bulk Barn. The first year for Liam was a Monkey, then he 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 for my cakes. 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 birthday cake.

Pinata that I made ready to be beaten.
My first fondant piece. I use recipe on Wilton's website for Marshmallow fondant. It actually tastes great, sweet but great and fairly easy to make it's more of the matter of consistency. The pieces on top were made with rice krispies then covered in fondant. You can also purchase fondant already made too. 

After Angry Birds came the Minecraft phase. Though he still plays the game in spurts since. It is a blessing of cake designs being all square and easier to work with.

When Liam turned 8 Mario Kart 8 just seemed appropriate for his cake. He was into his Ninetendo WiiU, Mario always a favourite and well he was turning 8 of course! 

I got more involved with the Mario Kart cake that when Logan was a bit older and felt I could handle again and of course he really wanted a cool cake too. That's when I decided to make this Blaze cake. Blaze was his favourite at 3 yrs old. 

Blaze was the theme for 3 years old.
The last couple of years Liam has been into sports. I showcased his latest cake and for his 9th bday he had a multi sport for his gym bday party.  

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 and I hope you are inspired to try and make some cakes too! 

If you are looking for tools to make your own cake, you can find my recommendations here.


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