We're opting out of a big birthday party this year for a variety of reasons, but plan to have a fun day with some exciting outings, a special guest star (yay Nana!) and, of course, cake. Since the rest of his birthday is going to be so low maintenance, and since the little guy shares his father's and my intense sweet tooth, I figure I'm going to go all out on the cake, and really try to blow his mind with a unique creation. Like most guys his age, little J is pretty obsessed with trucks, and thanks to the internets, there is no end to the instructional videos and blogs one can find in regards to creating truck cakes. You heard me, truck cakes. I'm either brilliant or have completely lost my mind with what I am about to attempt (more than likely, a little of both).
Behold, my top frontrunners for The Third Birthday Cake Extravaganza:
1) The Bulldozer Cake
Cons: No real desire to buy "Fruit Loops Cereal Straws". Slightly intimidating instruction list.
2) The Excavator Cake
Cons: Twinkies frighten me very much.
3) The Fire Truck Cake
Cons: Snore? Relatively speaking, of course.
They all pose a challenge of their own, and any one of these cakes will surely make the little guy's day, so just for fun, I decided to include my first ever SMJ poll, and ask you to vote for which cake I should make with this handy little widget: