Mike, Van's multi-talented architect father designed the invite...
Mike never does anything half-assed. He grilled the burgers, slapped on some cheese, toasted the buns, grilled the pineapple- so that we could all have delicious teriyaki burgers- just like at Red Robin. OMG. They were so good.
I based the cake design on the invite- super easy. It was lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. Only the best for my only nephew! I was going to make the yellow dots with fondant, but I freaking hate fondant- it's gross and expensive and I hate peeling it off so you can eat the cake. So I used the Wilton candy melts- perfect.
Then he decided it would be fun to smack it. Pat-a-cake. At this point, Loo-loo decided to start chanting "Van! Van! Van!" It was so funny!
He was picking the candy dots off the top and eating them before he would "dig in". So we took them off because we wanted the destruction to begin!
The cupcakes for everyone else. Lemondrop with cream cheese frosting. I will post the recipe, uh, soon-ish?
Loo-loo brought along her camera too- so here are her shots...