Another birthday party under wraps - and honestly, it really was nothing special. It was my 2 year old's party, and his birthday was back in January ... but we figured everyone needed the break and a party in February would work best.
After having Mattias' birthday party in the summer, I found myself STUCK as to what to do for a 2 year old's party. I mean, you can't do organized games or crafts ... soooo - I just made a big lunch and us mommies, and a few daddies, sat around and hung out while the kids played. I felt so ... lazy? I guess ... because I really hadn't PLANNED anything ... Ah well, what I DID do was decorate AND make Josiah the greatest cake I could for him.
After Mattias' "Cars Cake", all Tias could ask was, "What kind of cake are you making Siah??" Oh. Right. YIKES. So ... after a few different convesations about some ideas I had, I decided to do Mack from the Cars movie ... Siah LOVES car trailers, and I thought I would "disect" the side of the cake, and place little cars and voila ... the perfect cake.
WELL - HE loved it ... crazy loved it. And that's what mattered. But I definitely did some things wrong ... like, WHY I chose to ice the side of the cake in brown instead of red, I'll never know. I wasn't even going to ice it - just so you could see the 4 layers of cake with chocolate frosting inbetween. But then, I thought, "Ohhh - the cake will dry out!". So then I started icing with the chocolate frosting. Thus. The 2 toned, wacked out cake.
I used a toy Mack Truck for the front - and cut two 9x13 cakes down the middle and stacked them with icing. I only used 3 levels ... Then, I iced and cut little caverns out to place the toy cars. I was SO frustrated when I couldn't find the whole set we have ... just my luck. It would've looked cuter with a stack-load of cars. Then, I couldn't figure out where to put the "Happy Birthday", so I just melted some chocolate in a ziplock, cut the corner off, and piped the wording. Done.
So, FAR from perfect, but as I said - HE loved it. Here are some pics of the Mack Cake.