Economy (and a pinch of challenged creativity) pushed me to self-decorate our kids' birthday cakes. Decorate. Not bake. Hell will have to freeze over before I learn how to bake.
I wasn't too sharp with my first decorating attempt either. If you've seen my near-complete failure with Miro's Wiimote cake last July, you should be shaking your head right now and doing a tsk-tsk sound.
This month, it's Kenji's turn. The boy whose all about spies these days. He hasn't seen a single James Bond movie, but snippets from Youtube (the action parts) lead him to idolize the guy. So for his birthday, it just has to be a surprise Bond Cake.
(and which I secretly wished I had thought of. Lol!).
Ok, the gun barrel design didn't come out as good as I had wanted. Sprinkles are darn difficult to manipulate and I should've already learned that this second time around.
But... Kenji's a happy camper (I mean, SPY!) so I guess we really ARE getting better at this particular DIY. :P
thanks to Kenji's very positive response, I decorated (again, decorate... not bake) an I-Really-Wanna-Eat-Duckie! baby cake for Alpha who celebrated her birthday the week before. It is in honor of her daily attempts to eat Miro's pet duck. Nice.
To all Do-It-Yourselfers, Happy Decorating and Happy Eating!
(At least with this kind of DIY, you're sure the cake will taste great. Score!)