My baby is now ten years old (how did that happen?) and even though we were on vacation I certainly couldn't deprive him of a creativejewishmom style birthday cake, made with just a few simple supplies!
I decided to make the decorations look like the lake house we were renting, complete with the two kayaks that came with the house, and of course some simple flags proclaiming his age. And since I needed something cute and quick, using just construction paper a black marker and wooden skewers, this was the only solution. Then again, this style of cake decor is generally the best solution in my book, whether you are on vacation or not! Of course, I would recommend planning ahead with a large platter to hold the cake, or you'll have to use the cover of a large plastic bowl, not that anyone really noticed!
Simply draw the elements you'd like to place on your cake, cut them out and tape toothpicks and/or skewers to the back. Yes this makes a cake that can only be viewed from one side, but it will be devoured anyway, right?
And here is my little sweetie, just out of the kayak after being surprised with a birthday party which included our dear Bubby, an uncle and even three cousins! Stay tuned for lots more about our USA lake vacation which was truly a dream........