Every year, for each of the kids, I try to make a special "unique to them" cake. In the past 10 years I have tried everything from a "Dirt Cake in a dump truck" equipped with gummy worms & bugs (which might get repeated next year around this time), a bear cake made from scratch (no cake mix or pan mold), burger cupcakes, cake pops, to licensed characters like Tinkerbell, Stitch, and Sonic the Hedgehog. From my experiences, I now aim for EASY, great tasting cakes that have impact - without all of the finicky details. The cake I made last year (found here), and the cake below truly fall into that category!
Facing the challenge of a never done before cake, unique to my now 2 year old, I remembered the cake one of my FB friends made. As my little guy has been learning his colours I knew it was the perfect cake! Luckily this cake is plastered all over Pinterest and the internet, making it easy to find some directions with GREAT tips. So I jumped on the bandwagon and made the infamous rainbow cake. To further the theme, I took some direction from the baby toys that once filled our floors and thought it was a perfect opportunity to sadly say good bye to "baby" and those chunky, primary coloured toys and embrace our "big boy"and the dirt bikes, Tonka trucks, and super heros that come along with that. As all of that unfolded it was no mistake that our bright and bold birthday had a secondary theme of stripes & polka dots (my FAVOURITE!!) I was SO ecstatic to find free printable hats and pinwheels here to support that idea!! And after all of that work, OF COURSE I was going to take PHOTOS!! So here they are!! Let me know if you want any additional tips or tricks to make your own!!