So these are the birthday cakes I decorated for the twins' first birthday. No big deal -- easy for them to demolish, and they were too young to really understand fancy design elements on a cake anyway. (Lil' Maa-Maa's first cake looked just like these except for the initial.)
The next year, I branched out a little and made pick-up trucks for the twinlets. I wasn't thinking about Mater from Cars when I made them, but as soon as he saw his cake, ConMan yelled, "Mater!" and so that's what it was.
This year, I really got creative. The boys wanted a dragon cake, so I gave them a dragon cake. I know, I've got mad skills, right? Well, I do, but only with help. Check out Family Fun Magazine for some more cool cake ideas. It's a lot easier than it looks.
And now, for the piece de resistance (it's killing me that I don't know how to put an accent grave on the 1st "e" of "piece") . . . Lil' Maa-Maa's second birthday cake. I even made my own frosting. I'm so impressed with myself!