Make this easy Monster themed cake for your child’s next birthday, and you’ll be the coolest parents on the block. Guaranteed.
Ugh, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that my little guy is officially 2 years old. I don’t know if I should be rejoicing that I survived 2 years of dirty diaper, 2 years of crying, 2 years of poor quality sleep, 2 years of “having no freedom”, 2 years of searching for my nail polish because my son likes to hide them, and 2 years of having anxiety when I go out to eat with him, for fear he will throw a fit mid-meal. Ok ok I’ll stop. You get the point. #momlife
Should I be crying because my son is no longer a little tiny baby that I still tell people I have, crying because his 3 hour naps are soon to disappear, or crying because where the hell did the time go?! Explanation please!
Seriously I’m is major disbelief, and it’s not ok with me…
It really kicked in when my son was trying so hard to tell me a very detailed story (hand motions and all) about a spider coming down from the ceiling onto his highchair and running around. Hearing him put various words, colors, numbers, and expressions together into a hilarious, but sort of creepy story, made me realize that I really don’t have a baby anymore… yet I still tell people I do, and you know I’m still going to; probably until he is old enough to correct me.
Back to the awesome cake–Just look at how hypnotized he is by this cake (mainly the toy trucks on top). For the actual chocolate cake, I used Ina Garten’s recipe, because it’s simply the best. It’s so moist and easy to make, even chocolate cake-haters like it!
I wanted to filling and topping to look all lumpy and bumpy like muddy grave, so I mixed in some rice crispies to my amazing whipped chocolate ganache. Even though it looked great, the rice crispies got a little soggy as is sat; so in the future, I’d omit them, or replace them with rough chopped Oreos. Play around with it and let me know how it turns out!
Even though this cake looks like it might be a bit tricky to pull off, it couldn’t be easier! There’s no fancy piping techniques needed, no getting a migraine over trying to create smooth sides, because it’s supposed to look messy and “muddy”.
If you want to see how I decorated everything else for Gage’s Monster Truck themed party, click HERE!
And for other Monster Truck inspired recipes, click HERE!
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