Look who came to visit this weekend! It’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da), it’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da)…
Birthday parties for the boys are so much fun but sometimes there’s a fine line between getting creative with party cakes and decorations and feeling like the party is just one big birthday burden.
So the theme for our little man’s 2nd birthday this year was ‘low-key’. Easy food to prepare, just a couple of balloons for decorations and a simple cake.
Well it doesn’t get much simpler than this – a Betty Crocker cake mix, a tub of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting, some white mini marshmallows and Shaun the sheep face cut-outs. I covered a chopping board in scrunched up tissue paper and borrowed some farm fencing from the boys toy box. Voila!
The trickiest bit was drawing and cutting out Shaun’s face. I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for on the Internet, so I decided to draw my own template. I’m all about sharing, so I thought I would put together a printable template for you too!
These faces will print at the right size for large cupcakes – I used a muffin tray lined with large, brown cupcake liners. For best results, print on the thickest white paper your printer will allow.
To attach the faces to the cupcake I cut cotton buds in half, put a dollop of icing on the cotton end, skewered the cut end into the cupcake and stuck the face to the icing. The icing was just sticky enough to keep the faces in place. Warning : don’t forget to tell your guests about the cotton buds before they bite into the cake!
Birthday cake timeline
Just like my Mum used to, I keep a handwritten list of all the birthday cakes in my recipe book. But I thought it would be fun to put together a birthday cake photo timeline that I can add to each year. I’m already looking forward to the next one!