When my little man asked if he could have a Team Umizoomi themed birthday instead of a construction themed one, I agreed without batting an eyelid. It was only later when I went through party sites and Pinterest that I realized that a Team Umizoomi party wasn’t exactly high on the popular list.
Erm, ok, a LOT!
Oh and to top it all, the birthday boy didn’t want a store bought cake. In his words, “I want Mama to bake me a thocolet (chocolate) cake!”
After quite a bit of thought I decided to make him his Team Umizoomi cake.
How to make an Umizoomi birthday cake!!
2. To ensure kids who like vanilla got vanilla cake and the ones who love chocolate got chocolate, I chose to alternate cake layers. (I used this reliable vanilla cake recipe except I substituted the vegetable oil with organic unsalted butter and my favorite chocolate cake recipe.)
3. For the frosting I cheated big time. I used Noccialata to hold the stacked layers together, “glue” the kitkat bars to form a fence around each layer and hold the colorful M&Ms grass on the top!
4. While pouring out the batter for the chocolate cake layers, I set aside a little batter to make mini muffins as well. Made tiny frosting shapes on these to contribute further to the shapes concept.
So there you have it.
The reactions to the cake from both the young and the old made “Project Easy” definitely worth the effort!