I am not a cake decorator at all. I am left handed and it is horrible when I try and decorate a cake. My creations would be on one of those botched cake sites every time. My six year old could do better than I could. I made his first birthday cake and it turned out cute, minus the writing. It was a fish cake. Makes sense that he loves them so much. His room was underwater themed. I am sure I just need practice and eventually I will get the hang of it, someday, when I am ninety.
prefer homemade cake to the store bought any day because I make it with
love. I have made Noah's birthday cake every year except when he was
two and five. I felt obligated to have someone do it at Kroger because
she was friends with a friend of mine. It was cute but it wasn't the
same. It wasn't as good and it was really expensive. I decided from then
on I would do it. Except when he was five and we were out of the
Since I am not a great decorator I came up with an
idea. I can frost a cake no big deal just don't leave any naked spots,
and don't make it crumbly. Easy enough. I think I am brilliant. Every
year Noah picks a theme and I buy plastic toys and put them all over the
cake. We eat the cake and he gets the toys. It's a win win. When he
turned three he had a duck cake. It was really cute. When he turned four
he had a flyers cake with planes and helicopters. When he turned five
we were on our Disney cruise so he didn't have a special homemade cake.
We shared the cake they gave him on his birthday. When he turned six he
had a sea creature cake. They usually have been blue. I want to have a
different color this year. Really for him some beautifully decorated
cake doesn't mean anything, once it is gone its gone. I like the way I
do it because he can always remember that those toys were on his
What do you do for your children's birthday cakes?