Let them Eat Cake!

Last week was L’s 4th birthday! I did not throw an elaborate party, not as much energy this year but we still had a grand time. Instead, I did try to be a little over the top with the cake and I thought I’d share it with you. I actually got this fun and fabulous idea from the ever clever Tracy Porter (and by the way her blog is BACK! Love her!). Her cake looked a million times better than mine but my cake generated enough oohs and ahhs from the kids (especially the boys, girls if they are anything like me seem to be more of the chocolate type).
Basically, you can just buy a cake at the store (or 2 like above) and go crazy with candy decorations. The more unique the candy the better the cake. Unfortunately, where I live there is no old fashioned candy shop. But for the kids, I do believe this was Willy Wonka enough!


  • Dawn
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 1:26pm

    I recognized your "Tracy Porter style" cake instantly…LOVE it…I am a HUGE TP fan!!!

  • Style Scout
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 2:24pm

    cute, cute cake!!!! I bet your son loved it!

  • Rebekah
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 3:39pm

    adorable! that's a "homemade" birthday cake i will be trying next year!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 5:08pm

    WOW, your cake completely ROCKS!!

  • Scattering Lupines
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 5:26pm

    It's BRILLIANT! It's BEAUTIFUL! I want to creat one for MY next birthday!

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on October 12th, 2009 at 10:14pm

    This is just adorable. Well done!

  • Torie Jayne
    Commented on October 13th, 2009 at 9:09am

    Love this super fun cake! Have a sweet day!

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on October 13th, 2009 at 10:29am

    i thought maybe it was a candyland cake at first. i LOVE it. way to go above and beyond and think outside the box. LOVE it!

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on October 14th, 2009 at 2:48am

    Oh, soooo much better than willy wonka, especially because there isn't an oompa loompa in site (those critters scare me!) – love the cake, think I'll be needing one for my 31st….. x

  • Brandi
    Commented on October 15th, 2009 at 3:59pm

    Your cake is ADORABLE!!! I bet the kids loved it!

  • Sara
    Commented on October 17th, 2009 at 8:27am

    Trina, this is seriously adorable! Nice work! I'm definitely filing this one away.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • belinda graham
    Commented on October 21st, 2009 at 7:45am

    oh YUM! Just looking at all that sugar is a sugar-boosy in itself! i'm going super lazy with zak's 3rd birthday cake – just going to ici it so the kids can decorate themselves. it's going to be a MESS PARTY so I figured that will be messy!


  • Renee Finberg
    Commented on October 26th, 2009 at 10:19pm

    i have never seen miss porter's cake, but yours looks fab.


  • karey m.
    Commented on October 28th, 2009 at 6:29am

    WHY WHY WHY! i called the girls over to see this cake. and they said they wanted exactly this next september!

    what was i thinking?!

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