Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Birthday Cake for my Littlest Hero!

Alexander turned 5 on Tuesday. He wanted a red fire truck Birthday cake. Had he not had one for the past 3 Birthdays I would have indulged. But I got bored. And I wanted something easy. Simple. Let's face it. I'm lazy. I even bought a packaged cake mix. The kids prefer it. I made the frosting from scratch though. Nothing beats homemade frosting. Especially when it is peanut butter! And the middle of the cake is filled with melted chocolate and roasted marshmallows. I totally did good this year!







Christopher offered up his army toys so that I could do an army themed cake.
Seriously. This could not have been easier!
My easiest Birthday cake to date!





The middle layers. After the cake was baked 
(per directions on the box)
I "roasted" marshmallows under the broiler for a couple of minutes...




And melted chocolate... think Smores!
My sister in law has an amazing recipe for graham cracker cake.
But remember, I am lazy!





Melt the chocolate so that you have a nice smooth chocolate bar in the middle of your cake...

Put the two pieces together and frost...
(Click here for peanut butter frosting recipe.)




YUM!


6 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

want to bake me one! drooling!

kHm

I heart said...

Talk about YUM!!!!!

Claire said...

Peanut butter icing!!! I'm not sure it would ever make it to the cake!!!!

Preppy Sue said...

Oh my gosh, that looks heavenly!

Gwennie said...

I showed the boys that cake, and they are so jealous... army guys on a cake. "That's awesome".

Robin said...

Lucky Boy! That looks delicious!