Everyone keeps asking me when I’m going to post about David’s birthday.
My mom even called today to make sure I was alright, because I hadn’t blogged in a couple days.
Give me a break here people.
I have been known to put the computer down, and spend time with my kids and do housework once in awhile.
Anyway, you can all stop asking, because here it is. I hope it lives up to your expectations.
Yes, David did indeed turn five on Sunday.
He came in and woke me up at 6 a.m. to ask if he was five yet. David has wanted to be five ever since he turned four. For some reason five is a magic number for him.
We gave David a new pair of roller skates and a few other little things. He outgrew his other pair this fall, and has wanted a bigger pair for months. He loves his new roller skates, and wears them around the house all day. Poor kid. There’s too much snow outside to try them out on the driveway.
We just had a small party with the four of us and David’s grandparents. Of course the grandparents all brought more loot for David.
We did a train theme so I gave David a special train engineer hat to wear. But he had to put on a party hat too. Baby brother Wade seemed to enjoy the party also.
I was so happy I’d agreed to do it when I went to the site, and found instructions for making a train cake.
David is obsessed with trains. Half his toys are trains. He even watches videos on YouTube of real trains going down the track just for fun.
I really am not very good at decorating cakes. But the train cake on Betty Crocker’s website looked doable. I watched the video, and the instructions and diagram were really helpful.
I actually pulled it off!
Here’s my creation.
David was thrilled with it.
If I can do this, anybody can. I’m not kidding when I say decorating cakes is not my forte. I really have to thank Betty Crocker, because honestly, without them asking, I never would have tried this. It was more personal to make David’s cake than just order it from the bakery. It made me feel a little like a Super Mom.
You can see my photos and story about making the cake on Whrrl.
Using a Betty Crocker cake mix, and pre-made Betty Crocker frosting was a big time saver. I just tinted the vanilla frosting with food coloring to get the colors I needed.
It did take me all day to make the cake. It was definitely a labor of love. And when I added up the cost of the supplies to make the cake, mostly because of all the candy, it about equaled the price of a small decorated bakery cake.
We just had a small party so we didn’t play games or send out invitations. But Betty Crocker has ideas for those, and even suggestions for dishes to serve at the party on their site. There are several party themes to choose from including a Magical Princess Party and a Robots Rule party. David would love the robot cake too.
So David had a great day.
Betty Crocker and My Blog Spark sent me a Flip Ultra video camera to record the day’s festivities. Here’s a video I put together.
And now for the giveaway.
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Disclosure: My Blog Spark and Betty Crocker provided me with coupons for free cake mix and frosting. They also gave me a gift card to purchase other party supplies with, and the Flip Ultra video camera to record the party.