Let me start by saying that yes I have watched way too many cake decorating shows. I have not taken a single class in cake decorating. And I very clearly am far too confident in my very amateur cake decorating skills because as we approached our son's first birthday party almost 5 years ago, I had the brilliant idea to make his cake myself. It was a long and arduous process that resulted in a 2 tier (3 layers in each tier) cake that took me all night to produce. A year later you would think that I was smart enough to call Costco to order a full sheet cake. But nooooooo, I decided again to make the cake myself and it has become a yearly tradition with the most recent cake being 4 tiers! (Holy wow!)
1st Birthday - Theme: Sesame Street
2nd Birthday - Theme: Toy Story
3rd Birthday - Theme: Thomas the Train
4th Birthday - Theme: Superhero
Are you impressed yet? You really should be. If you know me at all, then I know for sure you are impressed. I don't even cook dinner most nights, so these cakes are monumental!