...turned three years old in April?!
With my dad visiting from the States, we decided to repeat last year's birthday trip to the zoo...
Plotting how to take over the world. While riding zebras.
...before heading home to dig into the birthday cakes the Pirates had been excitedly talking about all day. This was the first year we let them choose their own cakes, and the little tractor and construction fiends picked these:
Notice a theme of "plastic crap on top of a basic iced cake"? Yup, that's how I roll. No homemade organic fondant for this lazy mama!
Even though the Pirates are obsessed with chocolate, they only like the way it looks and don't actually like to eat it. Weird, I know. Anyway, I decided to make one chocolate cake for the grownups to enjoy and one fun rainbow one for the boys to eat:
Believe it or not, this was the smallest tractor we could find to put on the cake.
Since we were only making single layers, there really wasn't enough material on the construction cake to "excavate" like the inspiration photo, but it still turned out pretty cute:
PSA: Flake bars make awesome rubble.
And the Pirates were beside themselves with glee when we walked out with their personal cakes, candles lit and singing happy birthday:
It's hard to believe they're three already...time flies, eh?