Friday, October 14, 2011

Trains and Sports!

I know a little boy who is obsessed with sports!! It's so cute.  I know he is going to be a professional football player or something when he gets older.  But for now, he plays with baseball cards and has a sports themed room.  And his past two birthday parties have been sports themed.   This year he got to share his birthday party with his new little brother, who turned one within a few weeks from his birthday.  So this birthday had two themes for two different little boys. 

 I think this cake is so cute and unique with its original theme!  All the balls are fondant and the trains are basically big cake balls.  I love making cakes but this one definitely challenged me.  I planned it poorly, and there wasn't enough room for the last little, white train car.  And during the party the poor little guy fell off the side of the cake.  It was ok, though, since it was on the side.  But I, as an artist, was heartbroken!  That and the day of the birthday party it rained all day, actually all weekend, and fondant and humidity do not mix!  Good thing I didn't cover the entire cake in fondant, just the decorations.  But all in all it was a great cake and mom and both birthday boys loved it, and that's all that matters.