It was my son (AKA LIl Tot)’s 6th birthday on Friday. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 years since he was born and he is now a robust kindergartner. I never imagined myself having a child in kindergarten! This year just seems like a huge milestone, marking the end of his babyhood and beginning of the next stage of his life.
Each year I do my best to create a cake based on his favorite toy-of-the-moment. I just used a boxed cake mix, but the decorations are an opportunity to flex my creative skills. And he just loves Beyblade, so this year was a Beyblade cake, decorated with real Beyblades, sprinkles, and a Lego audience.
Last year I made a Mario Kart cake with details I created in rolled fondant; some molded over marshmallows, and the Mario Kart toys attached to the top of candy dispensers.
His 4th birthday cake was Lightning McQueen out of a specially-shaped cake mold; the first time I ever worked to tint icing black. Which makes, incidentally, very nasty stuff.
And for his 3rd birthday I made a cake train diorama, with decorated cakes made with another specially-shaped train cake pan, wheels from Junior Mints, and trees made from cake baked into cake cones. Ice cream cakes!
(For his 1st and 2nd birthdays, I just bought his cake.)
I wonder what next year will be?
Have you even made a themed cake for a little boy? How did it turn out? Do tell!!
Happy Birthday, Lil Tot!
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