So even though Lent is on the horizon in less than one week---------
(and please, by the way, tell me I'm not the only one who still has her tree up!
Seriously, 'fess up----!)
I must share this awesome, sticky, yummy, sugar-loaded cake.
I made this absolutely decadent and fun birthday treat back in December and
thought I should get my act together and share it now for those of you who
have a kids' birthday coming up,
Valentine dessert to concoct,
who'd just like to have one last sugary-fling before
we enter the desert with our Lord for forty days and nights.
What do you think? Good idea?
Ok, let's talk cake, cuz we won't be able to for sooooo long!
Here are a couple of shots of the final product:
Candy Shop Cake~~~
And here's what I used to adorn it~
1. Start with two different sizes - heart shaped cake pans
(sort of hidden there under the heaps of candy packages.)
Tons of frosting and candy
As you're shopping, ( just go to Walmart or your grocery stores' candy aisle)
look for color filled candy that is fun sized and shaped,
twistable, gummy-ish, pile-able, splashy and even stack-able.
2. After you bake your cake, ice with white frosting,
Stack the heart cakes sort of lopsided and funky
and then have a blast piling on the candy in whatever way suits your fancy!
Doesn't it just scream "birthday celebration?"
Here's my little guy, excited to turn 12~
Stick some vibrant candles in there and you're all set.
And I have to share my son opening his gift!
We were able to acquire a violin on craigslist...
as you can see, he kinda likes it!
And, here's the Pirates of the Caribbean party we hosted for him too,
in case you'd like to sail on the Jolly Roger and might like to take a peek:
Also, here's one of our family birthday traditions I'd also love to share with you!
How to Create a Birthday Tree
It's easy, frugal, super individualized
and has put a smile on the birthday boy's face year after year!
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