Simple birthday cake decoration: use a real toy
Kim-Anh's no-pressure hack for a delightful birthday cake your kid will love:
Instead of spending countless hours trying to figure out how to frost a cake to look like your toddler's latest obsession, go with a basic cake and top with a store-bought toy. This year, I made a Cars-themed cake for my son. To make sure the toys didn't sit directly on the frosting, I used a small plate and some Arrowroot cookies as the base. After the cake's been devoured, the toy continues to be enjoyed.