Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bat Cake for a 7th Birthday

One thing being a mother has taught me is that you can never guess what will come next. Last year I would have never guessed that my son would want a "Bat" theme for his 7th birthday celebration. That's right "Bats" was our theme, not "Batman".

7th Birthday

A couple of months ago my son became fascinated with "Bats" after a science lesson in school.   He got excited about the way they hang upside down to sleep, use echo location to find their food, and they are the only mammal that flies.  All of these neat things are good reason to be excited about "Bats", so I set about planning the "Bat" cake by searching "Pinterest".  I went with a design that utilizes two round cake pans (which I had on hand).  Here is a link to the "Pinterest" inspiration cake by "Homan on Home", Bat Cake .

I used a cake mix and store bought frosting to cut down on my prep time.  Instead of piped frosting for the face, I used marshmallows and chocolate chips  to create the eyes, nose, and mouth.  The cake was a big hit with my son, so mission accomplished.

I wonder what will be next year's theme?

Here is the recap of the birthday cakes I have made for my oldest son so far.  I don't have a picture of the cake from his 1st birthday (shame on me), but here are the rest.






On a side note....... Spring seems to finally be here.  My Camellia bush opened its first blooms yesterday.

Happy Spring!

I will be back soon with another post showing how I just made a super easy egg wreath for Spring/Easter.