Three layers frosted (I cheated with canned frosting!)... I had to freeze it between layers to make it nice and sturdy and make it easier to trim.
Smoothed icing... well, smoothish.
The "pegs"... it was a whole sheet cake. I have lots of leftovers to make cake balls!
The "pegs" attached and iced... again, smoothish.
The mess... My counter-tops are tiled so I have to use the table to roll anything out. Very annoying.
Bad photo, but my skin is STILL blue... It looks like I eviscerated a Smurf with my bare hands.
TA-DA! I don't know if you're supposed to, but I brushed it with a mixture of corn syrup and water to give it a sheen like plastic would have.
Big Jack was excited!
Apparently Jordan wanted chocolate cake... Sorry, Doll.
Addie wanted MORE cake.
Jack's sweet friends Kaia and Jarron playing with the decorative Legos.
Jack opening presents while the adults enjoyed the cake.
Happy Birthday, Little Man! Love you!
(Here's last year's cake:)
THIS one was all from scratch, including the buttercream icing. Well, the two cars in the back were store-bought pound cakes, so that's a lie. But it was mostly from scratch. And yes, the tracks are chocolate icing. I'm all about details.
My happy 2-year old.
(And this was his first birthday cake*:)
*I was not very good at fondant then. I am still not, but I'm a little better.
The piping left something to be desired, but it was my first foray into cake decorating.
It was white-cake from scratch with a raspberry filling. It was SO YUMMY!