Smallest Boy was 5 not long after starting school in January (that should probably have been a blog post in itself, I did scrawl some stuff in a notebook that I might share at some point) and requested a very grown-up Spiderman cake.
I love the pre-emptive "Don't even think about it" hand over big brother's mouth.
Blue icing. Awesome idea before bed...
A month later we had No 2 boy turning 13, another teenager in the house! He requested pizza so I baked him one. Someone on Instagram thought it actually was a pizza so I must have done a good job!
6 weeks later we had No3 Boy, he asked for a 4-star Dragon Ball, from Dragon Ball Z. I had to google that one! This was what I came up with...
Being the very lucky child that he is, he managed to score a second cake when he had his birthday party. I wanted something impressive without too much work so did a variation on a rainbow cake. It turned out well but I think I might vary the amounts a little next time to make the rings look more even.
Then the Girl had her birthday and I was stuck. She is horrified by anything "too girly" but had no particular ideas. I spent a while googling and searching Pinterest (yep, days gone right there) and found this (there are lots of images but I still can't find the original).
I've got one more to do this year, tricky one as No1 will be 15. Maybe something a bit understated?