Callum’s birthday was actually last week. But my folks were on holiday, so we postponed his birthday party to this weekend. It was such fun!
My mum and I made heaps of food. About 20 people rocked up. Lots of kids. Silly chatter. Presents. Party hats.
And I made the cake again! Last year was my first attempt at making a kid’s birthday cake. It was in the shape of a number 1. This year I decided to try my unfulfilled parental dream of making a cake in the shape of a duck. After all, the next time his age will have a “2” in it, he’d probably want a football-shaped cake made of ice cream. In fact, I’m sure he and his friends would happily forego the football part and settle with a tub of ice cream up-turned straight out of the container onto a plate.
Anyway, the cake was made from two packets of standard milk chocolate cake mix. Vienna icing, sprinkled coconut, a couple of smarties and a bit of [evil] food colouring. Making the whole thing was much less drama than last year. Mainly because it didn’t matter that the coconut layer was patchy.
I must admit, I think it looked a little too much like a SWAN, for my liking. But I guess it’s more charming than a swan that looks too much like a duck.