What a crazy week it's been and will continue to be! Last weekend was the family party for Short Pants followed by a trick-or-treating event, and last night was another party for Short Pants with our friends. Normally I like to have the parties together as it's much less work, but the dates just didn't work out this year. Tomorrow is The Mister's birthday, followed by my nephew's birthday party on Sunday, followed by my own birthday on Monday. And oh yeah, isn't Halloween somewhere in there too? *head spins*
Anyway, I wanted to show off Short Pants' birthday cake to you. What I will NOT be showing you are the pirate cupcakes I made for the party yesterday. I thought about posting them, but the idea of showing up on Cake Wrecks was too much for me.
Back to the cake. After looking around on the net for some inspiration (of course) I ended up making this:
The "sand" is brown sugar, and the treasure chest is made out of graham crackers and filled with sprinkles. Short Pants loved it. It might not be as perfect as a store-bought cake, but my boy knowing that his mama cared enough to make a special cake just for him makes up for the imperfections, I think: