My daughter turned 3 on Saturday, and we had a party. She loves Mo Willems' Pigeon books, so we had a pigeon party.
The cake gave me some grief.
This is the first cake. I made it from scratch, and it fell. It hadn't baked very well. It tasted good though. I trashed it and started again.
I used 8 egg yolks in the last cake, and I didn't want to do that again, so I just used a boxed cake the second time around. It came out ok. It didn't fill in fully, but it came out of the pan. I chopped off the head (cause it was a duck cake pan) and filled in the neck with cereal treats. I also stuck a dowel in there to help support it.
I reattached the head and started frosting. It was going alright, but then the pigeon started to crack, and it fell over. I was so upset! I almost trashed this one as well.
I let the pigeon lie down, and finished frosting him. I think he turned out alright, even though he wasn't sitting up.