Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Nephew!

Our nephew turned 3 today!  He's absolutely obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine and the movie Cars.  My mom had bought me a Lightning McQueen cake pan in advance of the celebration, and I tried my hand at making it this weekend.  Not bad if I say so myself!

I had to use a whole pot of red food coloring for the icing to turn out an actual red color.  Because there was so much, it stained everything!  This is *B*'s hand, which is usually the palest white, after doing the dishes:

All of our tongues turned bright pink, and our nephew had red all over his chin from the festivities.  Paired with the two black eyes he had from running into a cabinet in one instance and falling off a step in another, he looked like he was wearing clown makeup.

Happy birthday, nephew!


  1. Wow, it looks great! You're talented.

  2. Looks better than anything you could buy. Well done!

  3. Thanks guys! My mom did cakes when I was little, so I've had a good role model.