Monday, March 30, 2009

Birthday

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!













8 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the cake! It inspired me to start doing fun things with mt kids cakes again.

Grandma Hand said...

wHAT A CUTE CAKE!! You are a very talented "mommie" and now for a belated "BIRTHDAY TO CARSON" I love the jumpoline.

Bridgette J said...

Super cute cake. Happy birthday Carson!

The Karafa Family said...

Happy Birthday Carson! Megan your cake is adorable! You and I are so alike with stressing about the cakes! Oh and anytime I will show you how I make my backgrounds, I'm no expert but it is a fun late night hobby!

Diane said...

I just caught up on your blog. You've been a busy girl!!! That's a great cake!! I'll bet he loved it! Happy Birthday Carson!

THE WITHERS FAMILY said...

Okay,that cake is adorable! You are very talented! And I know what you mean when you start thinking of ideas months before the party itself! I do the same thing. Isn't it fun?!

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The Bests said...

That is an adorable cake! Your kids are so cute!