We are about to head into birthday week here on the farm. Toby turns 2 on Sunday, then Meg turns 5 on the following Thursday.
To say Meg is getting a little excited is an understatement. She has been studying my Women’s Weekly birthday cake book for 2 weeks, and looking at pictures on my pinterest boards as often as I can bear to sit there with her. I’m a little afraid that she has built up such expectations, that she cannot help but be disappointed.
|Here is Meg’s cake from last year – lots of lollies|
Meg has decided she wants a number 5 cake, so I need to find a ring tin, and a couple of bar tins. Toby is too little to really have an opinion, though he does say “Melmo song. He know words” every time he sees a picture of an Elmo cake. As much as he loves Elmo, I am not a big fan of the whole merchandise for everything thing, so I am thinking we might do a truck cake or something similar for him instead.
|Here is Hannah’s 5th birthday cake – the year we went all out!|
When Hannah was 5 she desperately wanted a castle cake, so Country Boy made one for her, standing on one leg all day because he had his knee reconstructed two weeks earlier. It was a work of art, and Hannah was absolutely thrilled. Since then, cakes have been been less spectacular, but I am thinking this might be the year to go all out for Meg. Old enough to appreciate an amazing cake, and young enough to be blown away with excitement.
|Here is Toby’s 1st Birthday cake (last year) – less than spectacular. It’s a vegetable garden, of course. Can you tell he is a third child??|
I was watching Cake Boss with one of my classes the other day, so I may have set the bar a bit too high in my mind… we will see how we go!
So tell me what have been your cake triumph and disasters, and inspire me please!