This past weekend we celebrated Cesar’s 2nd birthday!
I have always made my kid’s birthday cakes. The only time I didn’t was on my daughter’s 1st birthday. This was my first time throwing a birthday party and I was nervous. I hadn’t made a birthday cake in years and I wasn’t sure I could do it. In my quest to have the “perfect” birthday for her I bought the cake. Since then I have realized that it’s not about being “perfect” and it’s just about celebrating their life and showing them you love them.
I realize you don’t have to make a cake to show them you love them but it’s something I really have grown to like doing and it’s really not that hard and it doesn’t have to be PERFECT for them to love it!!!
This year I made Cesar a Cookie Monster cake. He actually doesn’t care for Cookie Monster as much as he does actual COOKIES!!! He’s obsessed with them so we are always calling him Cookie Monster!
I thought as a special tribute to birthdays I would share my past birthday cakes that I have made. You will notice my kids have made some strange requests and though I tried my best they weren’t always the best!! None the less my kids LOVED them and still reminisce about all their past cakes!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the history of our birthday cakes!!! It is always fun to see what the kids are going to request and what I can come up with!!!
What fabulous birthday cakes! I recently decided to make all my childen’s birthday cakes too, they aren’t perfect, but they are loved. 🙂
Thank you!! I keep thinking someday I’m going to take a cake decorating class but finding time is another thing! When I finally get around to it the kids will probably be teenagers!!!
Love the cakes!!! I could eat all of them!! Lol!
Thank you!!! They’re nothing compared to the stuff you make but it’s the thought that counts, right??!!!
Trust me, Melissa, your cakes look very yummy and you have a true talent!!
Love it… Love it… Love it…
Oh, thank you so much!!
Those are great. I have tried to make the cakes/cupcakes for my kids parties the last few years and, although I give a valiant effort, I am soooo not artistic, so I’m buying a cake this year for older son so he won’t be embarrassed by mom. I really love the layered animal cracker and m&m cake though! that looks like something I could actually do and I may steal that idea for 2 year old’s bday! 🙂
Thank you!!! Be my guest and use any of the ideas!!! That’s the great thing about the candy/cookie decorating…you don’t have to try and draw anything and they turn out cute!!!
I love the Cookie Monster cake. Very appropriate. A couple of years ago Buttercup wanted a Webkinz party. I made her cake like the wheel of something (I forget the name) that’s on Webkinz World. They had a great time.
Thank you!!! Wow, that had to be pretty intricate!!! Awesome!
Love ’em! I always made my kids’ cakes when they were younger but I can’t seem to find the time anymore now. I remember my grandmother making all of ours when we were growing up. It gives me great joy to use her equipment and shaped pans to do it for my kids. You may have inspired me to make sure I make more time to do that again. 🙂
Thank you! That is so neat that you inherited all the equipment and pans! I have some of my grandma’s mixing bowls and dishes and I think it just makes cooking seem more special to me!
I agree. There is something special about using stuff that has been passed down to you. I made both my girls the same first birthday cake my grandma made for me using the same panda pan. It just seemed “right”.
Those are great! I especially liked the different expressions on the monkeys’ faces, as well as the strawberry one. Good job, and good reminder about how it doesn’t need to be perfect!
Thank you! Yeah, I think the monkey cupcakes were my favorites to make. I got that idea from a friend of mine! If I was a perfectionist my life would be very overwhelming because I would have too many imperfections to correct!!!
So true about not having to be perfect, always good to be reminded of that. Kind of like jobs – kids don’t care what their parents do, they just want you to spend time with them.
Yes! It is so true!! Us adults often lose sight of what’s important…thank god for children to keep us grounded!
Beautiful cakes! My sister and I were just strategizing last night about Taygun’s first birthday cake, so a well times post! 🙂 My sister, sister-in-law and I all enjoy making cakes. We’ve gotten into using fondant icing.
Thank you!! That’s awesome that you have a “cake team”!! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t handle fondant…that is wayyy beyond my capabilities!! I can’t wait to see and hear what you come up with!!
Very cool! Good for you!
Thank you!!! It’s always fun making the cakes for the kids!
wow!! lucky kids!
Thank you!! Their wish is my command!!! (kind of!!!) haha!!
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Beautiful to see how much love has gone into these sweet creations! Lucky, well-loved kids! I have yet to post about my little boy’s birthday parties… must do it before he’s all grown up! 😉
Thank you so much! I would love to see your cakes! I can only imagine how much love and talent you put into yours!!
So sweet of you to say 🙂 I will let you know when I get around to posting x
how many cake layers is the head? And did you make separate cake batter for the sheet cake and the round one?
The head is two layers. I used 3 boxes of cake mix altogether. 2 were for the sheet cake base and the 2 layer head was another one!