The littlest member of our family celebrated his first birthday at  the end of March!  Wow, how the time has flown, and how much he has changed just amazes me!  As a new mom, well not really, but I still have no clue what I’m doing as a mom, I really wanted to make his cake from scratch.  I take a certain pride in creating and decorating my boys first birthday cakes.  Of course, as a brand new mom, I went way overboard for our oldest boys cake. We did a Mickey themed party, and of course the cake had to be Mickey!

Mickey cake

So this time around, I decided to focus my efforts in other aspects of his birthday.  We still needed a cake though! We decided to do a rubber ducky themed party. Our little one just has the most fun when he’s in the tub playing with his rubber ducky.  We even have gone as far as having a few around the house to play with while we’re not in the tub!  😀  Once we figured out the theme, I started calling around to a few bakeries to see about getting a cake. The prices are just outrageous!!  We didn’t need a big cake as we were just having close family over. So we decided mommy was once again going to make the cake from scratch! Instead of focusing on the looks of this cake, I wanted to be a little more creative.

For Mr. B’s birthday, we had a homemade jelly filled cake. Much to my surprise, it was very easy to make such a fancy cake! I baked two round cakes, let them cool, wrapped them up and placed them in the freezer overnight.  The next day I took them out, and still frozen, spread a layer of seedless raspberry jam in between the two layers.  Once again, I wrapped it up and stuck it back in the freezer.Jelly layer    Rubber Ducky Cake

The day before the party, I put the icing on, and back into the freezer it went! Right before the party I brought the cake out, put a few embellishments on, and let it sit and thaw during the party, and it was just perfect by the time we were ready for cake! I will for sure be making these types of cakes in the future!