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.|
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.