I can't believe that my baby is three years old. I am left wondering where the time went. Seems like just the other day I was envisoining where we would be when he turned 3...ah but that melancholy is for another day. Today it is time to share our celebration! We had a HUGE family party for him last Saturday. Jamie hasn't been feeling well this last week (again a post for another day) so he was able to be there, as well as the kids. I have been watching a lot of Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss lately (both are highly addictive and if you have anything better to do with your time I recommend you don't start watching) and it inspired me to try something new. For Kai's first B-day Grandma Kitty made him a cute tower cake that was all his own and last year I made a motorcycle racing sheetcake. So this year I was all set to do another sheetcake when Jamie convinced me we could conquer some sort of 3D version of the Tonka Truck...OK so normally I would point out my lack of culinary genius at this point but remember Ace of Cakes? Yeah, I was on board! So we set out with a vision in mind and about 8 cake mixes later we had what Miranda referred to as the leaning tower of cakes. I told her to have faith...She didn't have enough. About 80% of the way done my not so cool kitchen in the middle of July proved to be my nemesis as the back half of my cake came a tumbling down. This is what the back looked like before...I wouldn't let Jamie take a picture of the after.
I was about finished and getting ready to throw it in the garbage and head to Walmart's bakery when the kids rallied and came up with this idea.
All in all I think it turned out well...
Unfortunately, I have started something because Ethan informed me that he wants a Bakugan Cake for his party. Hello, Walmart?!
He is one spoiled little boy. He got 2 Knight sets being modeled here, 3 Tonka pods and a Transformer.