Mike and I did most of the shaping of the cake. Of course Rowan was near by to make sure we knew he "was boss of the cake!"
The top was a bit hard to piece together. There are a lot of little pieces up there!
Next I did the thin crumb layer of icing. Then we made yellow icing for the main icing layer, Rowan tried to help spread :)
He chose to cover the cake in m-n-m's! Originally only two sides would have them, but we had more than I thought and were able to cover the whole cake!
Rowan chose how each side would be decorated. He did allow Mike to help, I can't imagine how long it would have taken if he did it all himself!
2 sides have a little triangle surrounded by the other color (we used yellow and gold). One side was the striped and one side was all yellow.
Spreading the icing for the sand ( crushed nilla wafers)
Even Eli got to help!
And the final! No pyramid is complete without a mote (moat?) and sharks, right? ;). I think this shows that obviously he did the designing!
I should have took a close- up pic of the water it looked pretty good!
Ready to go! He was soooo excited!
He ended up winning 1st place in his group- Tiger Scouts- and 3rd place for tallest cake!! He was so excited and so proud.
I was kind of surprised with how many cakes didn't seem to have much kid involvement..... Maybe others just don't get as into this as we do ;). Oh well, after they announced winners we got to cut the cakes and eat! We did try quite a few and they were good!