I want to preface with. I have the sweetest boy. Plain and simple.

For Cole's 3rd Birthday all he wanted was a Thomas Cake. Now let me also tell you.

 I DO NOT BAKE. Like not a lot of people in the World suck more at baking than I do. True story. But......I do know my way around the kitchen and I love creating new recipes and experimenting. So I took the challenge.

I have not baked a cake since becoming plant based when I was pregnant with Cole so I took to Pinterest to find the easiest and least likely for me to screw up cake recipe I could. I stumbled upon one of those recipes we've all heard of, mixing a box cake mix (which most are vegan, woohoo ) and a carbonated beverage. I choose Coconut La Croix. It was easy peasy cute kid squeezy. Iced it, thank goodness I was able to cover my mistakes with icing. Squoze ( no squoze is not really a formal word, please roll with it. I'm from Missouri where we say 44, as FARTY-FAR ).

Overall, my kid was pleased and that's all I could have asked for. Since, I better have delivered...I mean the kid only wanted a Thomas Cake. Thank the stars it came out pretty freaking adorable. 

After he enjoyed his Thomas Cake and opened presents he could not wait any longer to pick some cherries from our not quite exactly as ripe as they need to be to pick cherry trees...but who can deny a Birthday Boy. You can follow the rest of Cole's Big Day here to see our cherrylicious trees and Thomas Adventure.

The following weekend we continued his celebration by riding the rails with Thomas himself at our National Train Museum for A Day Out With Thomas. We try to stretch his Birthday as long as we can since they are only this little once and it goes way too quickly.

Elle Helgeson

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