If you’ve been following for any amount of time, you know we are a big fan of cake here. Not just eating cake although we will come up with any excuse for that, too, but (almost) every birthday, Scott and I create a cake for our kids based on what they love and a completely insane idea on our part.
This year, we made a My Little Pony Rainbow Cake for my daughter, which is awesome, but my son is very into volcanos thanks to a science camp he attended so I turned to Scott and said: We’re making a volcano cake!
Me: I don’t think you understand. We’re making AN ACTIVE VOLCANO CAKE.
We’ve never had to go to the hardware store for a cake before so we ended up building it in the morning with the kids running around us rather than surprising them since we had no idea what we’d need and there wasn’t anything online to help guide us.
Four trips between the grocery store and Home Depot later we built our cake:
We debated the lava a lot because we didn’t want it to soak into the cake and we wanted it to be edible. Scott convinced me that Jello was the way the go. I was very skeptical until our test run. He’s a genius!
I didn’t get a video, which I somewhat regret. It would’ve been cool for the blog and triumph for Scott and I’s cake-coolness-log, but I’m glad I wasn’t thinking of any of that while and just after singing happy birthday to my son. When did I become such a grownup? Was it Friday?
Who cares because the most important question still remains: Where do we go from here with our cake-making?
I’m just glad I have until April 2014 to find out.