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Cool Boy Birthday Cakes
COOL BOY BIRTHDAY CAKES
When it comes birthday time, do your kids ask for fabulous cakes? Do they give you lists of intricate designs to put on their cakes? No! Mine do. ALL THE TIME!! They are always asking me for "special" cakes. I am constantly scouring the Internet and Cooking Magazines (as well as Family Fun) for cool things I can make on their cakes. Here are some of my favorite ones over the years. They are not hard to make (if I can do it - you should have NO problem).
I created some of these designs on my own and some I pilfered from the Internet. Some I adjusted to meet our needs, like the 5 racetrack. All I found on the Internet were the number 8 for a racetrack, and since my son was not turning 8, it was no help. So, I thought I would try the number 5. It worked great. He LOVED that cake. It was the most fun. I tried putting his real cars on there for a cooler effect, but too much frosting got in the tires and he cried, so I resorted to the candy ones from the store.
The football field was cute. I printed a little picture of my son playing football and cut it out, taped it to a toothpick, and placed it on the field kicking a football. Everyone loved that. I think that picture (and the toothpick) are still in his room somewhere.....
Penguins rule in our house, so that one was a must. I did it freehand based on a picture fomr a animal magazine. Not too hard.
The light sabers were too easy as well. The only thing there is I would have connected the frosting, so they really looked like light sabers. Keeping the cupcakes apart made it just look like dots. The kids kept asking me what the cake was supposed to be. Seriously, I told them to use their imaginations. No one got it!!!
As they get older they are not asking for as many designs, just more intricate cakes (like ice cream cakes with caramel and marshmallows or other fillings), but I so enjoyed making these over the years. The kids loved them all and I loved taking the time to make them. I felt like they were getting a part of me for their birthday and I was showing them how much I loved them.