I love my children's birthdays. I love to make them feel as special as possible because as a kid, I always felt special on my birthday.
I start to look for cake ideas months before the birthday. For some reason, I look forward to creating the cake most of all! I tend to stress over it more than anything.
I found this super cute cake in a Betty Crocker magazine. It was very easy and very fun to put together. I must say, it is one of my favorite results yet! It was made from two 9 inch round pans. Once you've cooled the cakes, you carve them into the desired shapes. A trick is to freeze the cake for about an hour after it has been shaped. This makes frosting the cake easier. I also use one of those little pampered chef parring knifes (the ones that are like $1.00 or something) for the carving.
Carson had a fun birthday. He got some new toys, clothes, and the all important "jumpoline," as he calls it, (better known as a trampoline!)
He loves being four. Every morning when he wakes up he asks if he is still four. I say "yes, buddy. You will be four for an entire year." To which he replies, "do we still have the jumpoline?" We sometimes have this exact conversation twice a day!