So this year I asked Patrick what kind of cake would he like for his birthday?
He excitedly said: "A VOLCANO CAKE!!!"
I was thinking of doing one for him before he even said it. He has this fascination with Volcanoes. Whenever we go to Barnes & Noble or any store that has books we head to the book section (cheaper and education that getting toys for the kids). He loves the easy reader National Geographic books.
I do not know how many times I've read The Volcano book but Patrick can tell you all about magma, lava, magma chambers and vents. I love it because he is learning science at such a young age.
So I started planning his Volcano cake. I bought rice crispies to make a base and then had the thought I wouldn't be able to store it in my refrigerator. So I didn't use them as a base.
I went with a chocolate (his pick) box cake. Used our bunt pan. And made up a couple batches of frosting from the Wilton Cake decorating class I took back in May.
|Cake out of the pan.|
I wasn't worried about it being pretty. I was going to be covering with frosting.
|First batch of frosting.|
I used black and brown gel dye to get the right color for the lava rock.
I wasn't sure how much darker I want so I stopped here. It turned out really well.
|Rock portion down.|
I had got this far before Swim aerobics. Have I told you I work better under pressure?
|The finish product.|
I didn't get pictures of just the lava before the candles. I used orange and red gel to get the lava color I liked. I decided to make it look like the lava flowed down to spell out happy birthday Patrick.
|Lava Flows and the Vent|
The back side of the cake.
|Happy Birthday Patrick!|
One happy boy with his Volcano Cake.