By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Recipes & Kitchen Tips | Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010
I loved your blog post about your son’s unbirthday and thought you might like to see a cake I made for one of my kids a couple years back. It’s a hot dog with fries cake. It was super easy. A pound cake for the bun. The cut out portion was turned into fries. Frosted Twinkies were the hot dogs and chopped up gum drops were used for relish and onions.
You sound a lot like me in the birthday cake department. I have 6 (going on 7) kids and try not to have any duplicate birthday cakes… at least in their early years. I’ll attach a couple other easy cakes we’ve done in the past in case you too are on the look-out for future ideas. This Lady bug cake uses Junior Mints for spots:
This Pizza cake uses a cookie for the crust and assorted candies for toppings:
Carousel cake (my hubby took over that one, but it was pretty simple too):
I am by no means an artist, baker, or cake/pastry chef… I just try to look for simple looking ideas that look cute or fancy when they are finished.
For this one I used two round cakes, mini-oreos for the infield, green sprinkles, a couple of Hot Wheels and some frosting. My son loved it and it didn’t take hardly any time to make.
I also came across the hamburger cake and sugar cookie fry cake my husband and I collaborated on. My son was too young to appreciate it, but his older brothers and sisters loved it.
Lastly, a purse cake!
Also, Mom 4 Life, Rene shared on our facebook fan page that she just made these butternut squash muffins and substituted whole wheat flour and reported a yummy result. The reviews online are really positive, I can’t wait to try them!
By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Mom 4 Life News & Giveaways | Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As you know we are working on a new website. What you may not know is that we are also working on a new blog update. Our new blog *should* be ready very soon, and we are finishing up the design details. Here is where we need some input from you:
It has been suggested that we consider moving the music to the top of the blog and making it very easy to turn off. It has also been suggested that we remove it altogether. We’re not so sure because we’ve heard from several of you that love the music.
So, please vote in our poll below and let us know what you think (or if you are getting this via email, please click here to cast your vote). Feel free to leave any additional comments here on the blog. Thanks so much!