My son's birthday is on boxing day and we usually celebrate his birthday on Christmas Eve with logcake as his birthday cake. But this year, I decided to bake a special cake for him. Initially I thought of just baking a normal quick and easy chocolate cake (like last year) or go down to the bakery to buy him a cake...but guilt got the better of me. Even though I am not certain if he knows what or when his birthday is (and he is still rather confused as to how old he actually is), I should still make him feel special by baking one of his favorite character cakes. I figured Banana Pajamas is probably quite appropriate because whenever you ask him to sing a Birthday Song, he would sing it as "...Happy Birthday B1 & B2.." and not his name or any other person's name...because he is replaying this episode of Banana Pajamas in his mind - of them celebrating their birthday with Morgan, Lulu & Amy with a cake, munchy honey cakes and yellow jelly..
This design is taken from Debbie Brown's book. Of course her Banana Pajamas character cake is way way way better than this. That's because i didn't follow her instructions and I used my own cake base and thus resulted in a not-so-great Banana Pajamas. But inspiration and design is from Debbie Brown.
Again, i couldn't decide which photo i like better, thus posted up both of them. Since this cake wasn't exactly planned for and last minute i rushed through, i felt that i didn't really do a very good job in carving or fondant work..but at least they still look like Banana Pajamas since my son is able to identify them..and he seems pretty happy when i completed it. We have yet to cut the cake, so not sure if he will be upset if we cut it tonight though..
Happy 18th Birthday to my son Joel! Yes, he is 18 already and i can't believe it....i keep forgetting at times and still sees him as my little boy..
Updates: [He didn't want to cut the cake at all...probably he doesn't sees it as a cake and doesn't want to destroy it........hmm..maybe i should just bake him a plain cake next time so at least he knows a cake is a cake..hahaha].