I made my son a cake for his birthday. I was thinking about how our tastes change as we age. On wednesday I made a cake for my birthday, for cake and "frosting" it was about 10$ in baking chocolate, three total sticks of butter, six eggs and 3/4 cup of sugar. (flourless cake) I was fabulous.... I took it to a Mommy group.. where other chocolate lovers could enjoy it with me. and I still have quite a bit of it.
But my son wanted a firefighter birthday. (we do family parties, no schoolmates yet) so knowing we wouldnt be have an excess of firefighter decorations or hates and such i made a firetruck cake. All I know about decorating cakes I learned from my Mother, she had taken classes and actually made cakes to sell when I was younger, and everyyear we got to decide what to have on our cake. very little was out of the question. It was one of the great things about birthdays.
So... I thought firetruck how hard can it be?
Honestly.... the hardest part was making the red frosting.... it takes about $5 in red food coloring to get red frosting.... Oy veh.
the rest of it was fun :)
I finished everything but the oreo wheels, candy control and candy lights, and went to bed. The boys helped me finish it the next morning :)
I can take the car door apart to fix the window, but my husband was much more impressed by this.... go figure.