I made T's birthday cake this year...and probably will for the rest of his life, unless he decides he likes something else better :)
I keep things simple...for starters, and stick to the box cakes. They are YUMMY and pretty fast. I ended up making 6 different cakes, all of which were put together into 2! His smash cake was chocolate with rainbow chip icing filling...yeah, I know, I rock :)
The big cake had a funfetti base with a top chocolate tier, both with the rainbow chip filling :)
If you're like me and have a constant supply of diapers and wipes, you basically have everything you need for this step. Add some wax paper, and you're good to go!
I used this wonderful marshmallow fondant recipe from this site, and this super quick and easy video to help me put the fondant on the cake. I'm really glad that I went with the marshmallow fondant because it tasted so good!
Now, for the lack of pictures. If you read the recipe, you'll see that I was dealing with gooey marshmallows, powdered sugar, a broken sifter, and more Crisco then I'd like to have my hands on again ;) Big A was in the garage building something, and although we've practiced, Sookie wouldn't take the pictures ;)
So, this is how it turned out!
All in all, I was super pumped, and did a little Chandler dance around the kitchen as I called my sisters and mom to tell them that it worked!!! (I had a plan B just in case a teething biscuit type situation occurred)
I then moved on to the decorations. My older sister had recently suggested that I try working with Airheads and/or Laffy Taffy to add the details to my cake, instead of trying to color my fondant. Great idea!!!
I bought a multi-pack at a gas station and had all the colors I needed!!! Since it was an Eric Carle themed party, I went to work on those adorable colored dots from The Hungry Caterpillar book, and the huge sunshine!!! I heated the Airheads for about 5 seconds in the microwave, which made them easier to work with. I also wore rubber gloves to keep from dieing my fingers, and it worked very well.