Sunday, August 15, 2010

Because "No Bake" is my middle name . . .

Planning my boy's 5th birthday was a no brainer.


I *REALLY* like no-brainners.
He's all into soldiers, half his wardrobe is camouflage , and most of his toys follow suit.   Army theme then . . . 

So I googled images of army cakes to get an idea - and was thinking I would have to order something 

that whole "no bake" thing . . . you know

And I asked my boy to come over and choose which one'd he'd like.  I'm thinking a Jeep, or a Tank or something . . . but pictured was one simple chocolate cake with a bunch of toys on top . . .

And that was what he wanted.  The toys win the vote.

So I went to Costco - got one of their chocolate cakes with some pretty chocolate roses in the middle.

We got that home and I whacked those roses off - softened them in the microwave and made a road with them  . . . then sprinkled the rest of the cake with green sprinkles and had the kids line the cake with m&m . . .

and the boy and I topped it off with toys . . .

VOILA!

It turned out so well and was easy-peasy like I like it . .. .

We are happy people.

3 comments:

Heather Hansen said...

BRILLIANT! I LOVE IT!!!

Traci said...

Very cool! Easy is my middle name--doubt my girls will go for army guys and tanks, but maybe Littlest Pet Shop. Hmmm...thanks for the idea!!

majirashid said...

they are lucky to have a mom like you..nice decoration btw..:P