Monday, March 21, 2011

the cake

A few weeks ago, I started asking Liam what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday party. At first he said he wanted a cake that looked like his friend Simone (so sweet...), and then he decided that he wanted a truck cake. More specifically, a scooping cake (construction trucks).

I found a few cake pans on Amazon ad showed them to Liam. He took a look at the dump truck cake and then the tractor cake, and gave me a very emphatic No.

So then we googled construction-themed birthday cakes and found something more agreeable.

Something like this:
Molly and I stayed up late with my mom the night before the party to finish the cake. We had a lot of laughs over the "dirt pile" behind the trucks on top.
After singing Happy Birthday and Liam spit/blew out all three candles, each of the kids took a truck to lick clean. (The trucks are from a Melissa and Doug puzzle purchased new for his cake...).

After licking the trucks clean, they moved on to the cake: 1, 2, 3, 4 Cake from Alice Water's Art of Simple Food with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. Yum!

River liked his bites of cake chased down with some licks of the lollipop.

Intent on their sweets...
So that's it for the party posts! It was a fun fun fun time. Thanks, friends, for making Liam's day so special.

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