For my son’s 2nd birthday, I decided to try my hand at using a Wilton shaped cake pan. Not sure why it was this particular birthday that made me decide to do this but he had a thing for trains and that was the theme so I was going with it! I had seen a couple people do it for their kids and figured, “I can do that!”
I wasn’t going to make things more difficult on myself and try to make a cake from scratch so I just used a boxed cake mix. I also purchased Wilton Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing and gel icing colors. I also recently started using the icing tubes if I need a deep color like red or black. I have made a couple cakes since my son’s train cake and even ventured into one involving cupcakes and a small round cake and a semi-homemade one that was so moist and delicious!
I don’t have any “during” pictures but enjoy the pictures of the results 🙂 I hope they inspire you to try some cakes for your special someone(s)!