I’m not quite mobile yet so my 19 year old son made the awesome birthday cake and my oldest son, Everett’s dad, took photos. We used our own recipes for the Vanilla and Devil’s Food Cake layers but followed this site for the construction of the diagonal layers. Totally cool cake for a little boy!
When he first saw the cake, two year old Everett placed his elbows on the table and just stared at the cake dreamily.
Checking out the awesome construction toys on the cake.
Getting more excited!
Moving in close enough to smell all the chocolatey goodness of the Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Oreos.
As soon as he realized he could eat the cake, he ran to the kitchen asking for a fork even before we lit the candles and sang. He paused his careful tasting long enough to blow out the two little candles.
Cutting the chocolate and vanilla layers to construct the diagonal stripes was challenging and took precision. I had never made a cake like this before so my son was on his own to figure it all out. He custom chose the recipes that he thought would work best. He did a terrific job!
Construction Zone cake with diagonal layers.
Thanks to Lauren for her excellent tutorial!
What a wonderful birthday cake. Great job. E. looks like he was really surprised and enjoyed his cake. ♥
Alisa Noble said:
The cake looks amazing… kudos to the 19 yr old!
That first image is priceless! Happy Birthday, little guy!
Your cake looks amazing! and what a priceless moment, your grandson staring at the cake… Do you happen to have the recipe for the cake? I am celebrating my daughters first birthday and I am searching for a great moist cake recipe that I can make from scratch. I plan on using fondant to decorate. Thank you in advance and what lucky kids to have such an amazing grandmother.