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.