Along with keeping our grocery bill low, we don't spend a lot of money on birthdays either. Since we skimp on the presents at present, my husband and I make a fun cake for the birthday child. Our inspiration came from Breadmaker when she shared a fondant recipe with me. Check out the recipe and give it a try! Also, check out many of the cakes Breakmaker has done. It is easy to make, but requires some time. Also, purchase gel food coloring if you don't already have some on hand. The liquid food coloring will add too much water to the fondant and you'll end up using a whole bottle (or more!) to achieve your desired color.
After you cut out the cake shape, frost it. You can use a homemade butter cream frosting or a tub from the store or whatever kind of frosting you like!
After frosting, then roll out the fondant and start decorating! Reading the fondant recipe will also give you tips on how to handle and use the fondant.
The finished product! Our little guy seems quite happy!
Happy birthday sweet boy!