Today we celebrated our sons 3rd birthday! We decided to do a monster truck party since he is very much into those (and really any vehicle in general.) Pinterest is my bff so a few months ago I went on there and started looking for ideas. We kept it pretty low key but I always make a cake for his birthday so I needed some inspiration! I found the cutest cakes and picked out the one that was the easiest to recreate. No shame in that! I also tried Pioneer Woman's recipe for funfetti cake. I hate to say that it was not our favorite cake, although I did overbake it. I don't know what went wrong but I don't think I would make it again. We still enjoyed it and I made a homemade chocolate cream cheese frosting and then bought a can of vanilla frosting that I could color orange. Orange is the color of my sons favorite monster truck, El Toro Loco. I used rushed up Oreos for the "dirt" and then some Whoppers for...rock...dirt piles. I'm not sure but they were in the inspo picture so I used them. This was a 3 tier cake so it required quite a bit of frosting. I also made little brownie 'traffic lights." I used my favorite brownie recipe which i can try to link and then added red, yellow and green M&Ms Those were a huge hit! they were gone within minutes. The rest of the menu consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, homemade mac and cheese, chips and fruit salad aka fruit cut up and put in a bowl. For decor I just picked out two of my sons favorite monster trucks and bought those color balloons, tablecloth etc. Paper plates and cups were from Amazon. I grew up having birthdays at home and having homemade cake and playing the clothespin game and the cottonball game. Nothing fancy but I loved it and have great memories.
I love having family over and feeding people. Cooking and baking is my happy place! I still can't believe we have a 3 year old!