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Vai : I’m FIVE and I had a ‘Transformers’ Birthday Cake!

31 August 20116 Comments

Our little guy turned five in August 20th.

I know. I know. That’s close to TWO weeks ago. This post is so out of date (Which reminds me – I haven’t blogged about Brie’s birth story too! And she’s 3 months old already!! Gee. I better get that post up sometime soon!!)


About a week before Vai turned five, I casually asked if he wished for any particular ‘birthday cake theme’ this year. I thought it’s only fair that I also asked him this same question that I asked Anya earlier this year (ie. Before we ended up making a Rapunzel birthday cake for her)

And he replied, ‘Hmmm. Robots? Transformers?’

(You see, LEGO robots have kind of been very popular at home in the past few months. He knows about the very cool robot-car Bumblebee in ‘Transformers’ too, though he doesn’t watch the movie =)



As I heard his reply, two things immediately came to mind:

1) I knew hubby would be away that week (which meant I’d have my hands full handling all 3 kiddos, and little time to prepare for his birthday cake)

2) There’s NO way I could ever make such a complex Transformers robot! =)

So, in the end, hubby and I decided to buy one Bumblebee robot-car for him instead! Sticking that robot on the cake should do the trick, we thought! =)

As for his cake, I made these:

Butter cake + Marshmallow Fondant + Apartments/city houses made of a cereal box and just one ‘bumblebee car’ made of fondant! =)

Here are some behind-the-scene photos:

I knew I didn’t have much time to ‘decorate’ the cake, so I decided to build the ‘city houses’ out of a cereal box instead.

It was like my own fun craft project, hehe.

I did involve Anya and Vai in painting parts of the cereal box, BUT I did get a little paranoid.

I was like, ‘Careful with the box! Please be gentle. If it’s squashed, I won’t be able to make another one in time!’

Working on it at night when both Anya and Vai were fast asleep was better for me, because I could fully concentrate and do things faster. But then of course there’s Brie =) And she happened to wake up frequently that night.

So I was like: Carry baby. Feed baby. Check Facebook. Put baby down. Continue crafting. Pick up crying baby. Soothe baby. Put baby back to cot. Mold the fondant.


Anyway. I was satisfied with the overall result. And I thought the cereal box building did make quite an impact to the whole ‘robot-in-the-city scene’ =)

[To make the cake look more ‘3D’ and fun, I decided to have the cereal box building as the background and have the words ‘Levi’ and ‘Five’ placed ‘upright’. They’re all ‘wonky though coz I cut out the alphabets with a knife, hehe]

[*Yay* Vai’s very own Transformers Birthday Cake! =) ]

We celebrated his birthday at school and … I think we got one happy boy there =)

Mission accomplished.

Birthday boy was happy.

Mommy was happy.

Everyone was happy.


We thank God for watching over Vai all these five good years, and for entrusting him in our care.

And we continually pray that our little guy grows up to be a man who is a blessing to many others, and most importantly, a man who is after God’s own heart.

We love you, Vai.


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