It was Stephen’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, and (in a bad, bad move!) we have created a tradition of having homemade birthday cakes for both the kids. Mostly, the kids pick from our favourite Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake cookbook, which come with pics, instructions, and templates. This year however, Stephen was adamant that he wanted a Lightning McQueen cake, and, in his words, “a proper Lightning McQueen, NOT a picture of him on top of a cake.” Wonderful!
After getting myself massively stressed out, having two of my cake batches fail miserably and having to run to the supermarket at 8.30 on a Friday night to buy more ingredients to make another batch, Mum and I finally managed to knock out our version of Lightning McQueen that looked good enough that even Stephen was impressed!