Today, I spent most of the day working on my almost-two-year-old's birthday cake. You see, he was born on Christmas Eve, so on top of getting ready for Christmas with family, we are also getting ready for a 2-Year old's birthday party with relatives (who else is going to come to a birthday party on Christmas Eve? Many thanks to my relatives by the way!!) for tomorrow.
So, what I thought would take an hour or so ended up taking me all day. Please keep in mind that I am NOT an experienced cake decorator, and all I had to help me was a picture I found online, and the book Confetti Cakes for Kids, which will have a review VERY soon!
The cake is all Betty Crocker - but the frosting - it's all from Confetti Cakes . . . a wonderful vanilla buttercream recipe, that was very interesting for a novice like me, but worked wonderfully!
I'll be adding a few flags and a banner that says Happy Second Birthday Logan!! or some such thing in the morning as I am now simply too tired to finish tonight.
As for the birthday itself??? Sledding in the snow in the morning (assuming it doesn't rain and create too much ice overnight), followed by family and food in the afternoon, then presents and cake. Don't know which I'm looking forward to the most. I know he LOVES sledding, but I think he'll enjoy tearing the paper off the presents and stuffing the cake in his face too!