Okay...so as far as cakes go...this was NOT one of my best. But....in my defense: I had very little time to do anything, let alone come home and make and decorate a cake. Being the "quick on my feet" kind of Mom that I consider myself to be....I remembered something that I had read somewhere and tried to duplicate that.
I give you......the "Mr. Donut Birthday Tower"!!!
In the book, they used many, many more Krispy Kreme doughnuts (oh, my...just pause here for a moment and think about those delicious...sinfully rich...deep-fried pieces of heaven, shall we??.................................) whoa! Where was I? Oh yeah...so "those" doughnuts....Anyway....the idea is to build a tower of doughnuts and then drizzle chocolate sauce over the whole thing.
As there are only 4 of us in the family, I couldn't see buying 2 dozen doughnuts...okay, I could see myself buying that many doughnuts, I just couldn't actually do it!
If I ever do this again...and I probably will as all the boys thought it was a good idea...I will buy more than 8 doughnuts. Though it was fine, the tower wasn't really a tower. It was more like a "creative doughnut pile"!!
And....I used some canned icing (that has a nozzle and you squirt) that I got from an American friend and even though that stuff is really convenient...next time I will just use some of my own. When I put the canned icing on things, I don't really have the control that I would have with the homemade stuff.
Aaaannnnndddd.....I would add some whipped cream!! Koji thought ice cream, but the "birthday boy" and Dad both said whipped cream would be the best!!
Next time, I'll do that. But...last night's cake was still pretty gosh darn good!!! On Sunday, I will make the "official" cake...the one that Issei requested...I've done some planning and I have to admit that I'm feeling pretty good about it. We'll see on Sunday how it all turns out!!!
**Oh...and by the way....a couple of you have asked about how to pronounce Issei's name....it is /ee-say/. His full name is Issei Alexander!! It's kind of a mouthful, but...it works!! :-D