Happy Birthday Bambam!


Today is Bambam's birthday. We celebrated with him on the weekend with a little party, and cake, of course.


The theme for the party was "Spring" so when Bambam's mom asked me to make him his cake, I decided to surprise her. The only things I would tell her were that I needed some time to assemble before the party, so we would be early, and I needed to know how many kids there would be.


I needed to make sure I would have enough flowers for all the children, not just Bambam and my own.

Now I have two boys of my own, so I had a pretty good idea that a spring cake centered around some flowers, even made from cookies, might not be exactly what a little boy would be thrilled about.

Dirt would appeal to him, especially dirt you could eat.

And what little boy doesn't like worms?


While the cake isn't exactly what I envisioned when I planned it (my children picked the color of the flower box when I could not find the materials I wanted for my initial concept), some things worked out better than others. My icing was too soft and dented easily, and my choice of cake, while perfect for "dirt" was a bit too crumbly for this. However, my grass and stems for my flowers worked well (and smelled wonderful!), and I was most pleased with how I was able to put a bit of detail into the "leaves", and still have them edible.

This little guy had to be one of my favorite parts:


No worms were harmed in the making of this cake....

Sorry, can't say the same for the eating.

9 comments:

Megan said...

Very impressive - I love the flower box. Well, I love the whole thing! Is the dirt cake or crushed cookies?

Anonymous said...

Bambam loved it! He still talk about it! Thanks so much. --Bambam's mum.

jeff said...

hah! the worms are a nice touch.

Betsy said...

What a cute cake! I'm not a little boy, but I would love it too. :)

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, that looks just perfect!! It is so adorable. Your work was probably so well appreciated!

Elle said...

Totally cool cake! What a lucky boy. It even had worms!

Brilynn said...

Adorable cake Jenny, well done!

breadchick said...

That is an incredible cake Jenny!

natalia said...

I love it and would like one flower too !!