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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.

When he first saw the cake, two year old Everett placed his elbows on the table and just stared at the cake dreamily.

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Checking out the awesome construction toys on the cake.

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Getting more excited!

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Moving in close enough to smell all the chocolatey goodness of the Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Oreos.

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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.

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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!

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Construction Zone cake with diagonal layers.

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Thanks to Lauren for her excellent tutorial!

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