When I was a kid we had this one cake book. I don't think it was even a book, maybe a booklet. And it was so exciting at birthday time to look thru the book an pick which cake we wanted mom to make for us. I don't remember exactly when she stopped doing that. I'm guessing we probably told her that she didn't have to once we got older. Because I imagine that she would still do one if I asked.
Well, when I had kids, I wanted to carry on the tradition. I will admit that my first cakes were a lot more creative. I made train once with the help of the Internet and a LOT of extras to the cake.
I don't have a cake book. I did buy one once, but it just wasn't the same as the cake book from my childhood. So I let the kids pick what they would like and then I get a veto right if it is too difficult. And every year we end up with something special for everyone.
Now I will be the first to admit that my cakes are not professional! I have never taken a cake decorating class, nor do I intend to. I read a few ideas online and went with it. But I have, on occasion, been asked to do cakes for people we know.
Today I did one for my father in law. We did not fill the cake up with candles . . . although that would have been funny! Well, to us at least :)
Tonight I am thankful for the creative cakes from when I was a kid! Those have led to much inspiration and many smiles over the years!!
Well . . I was going to put up a picture, but my computer is moody tonight . . .