This birthday cake was made for a monster truck fan turning 3 years old this month. It is frosted with buttercream and the decorations are made from fondant. I used chocolate frosting and chocolate cake crumbles to make the “dirt”. I was so excited to try out the flames on the bottom tier. Of course, as soon as I put them on the cake I thought of at least 2 ways I could have done them better, but they still turned out pretty good for a first attempt. To apply the flames, I used the wax paper transfer technique taught by Jessica Harris in her Craftsy class and on her blog, jessicakesblog.blogspot.com. It worked perfectly and I already have plans to use it for a different design on my next cake.
A friend of mine graciously asked me to make this cake for her grandson Carter’s 2nd Birthday. The party was at Discover! Children’s Museum in Chehalis. It was my first time inside the Children’s Museum since they started their pilot program and I was so impressed! Taking my own kids there is on my short list of things to do this month. There is a great party room in the back and no shortage of fun things to do for all the little guests and their parents. I played on the logo from “Cars 2” for the topper of this cake. As the birthday boy’s name is Carter and he turned 2, it was just too good to pass up 🙂 This cake is hand carved into a spiral and frosted with buttercream. The decorations are made out of fondant.