Both creativity and stubbornness run in the family, so when there's a double birthday to be celebrated and an idea firmly planted in my mom's head to make an epic ice fishing themed cake, nothing is stopping us. It all began with the search far and wide for the perfect toy ice fishing shelter to sit on top of the cake. (She succeeded on etsy.) My mom then employed my sisters' help on adhering mini bobbers to golf tees, filling mini solo cups with edible minnows and worms, and crafting signs particular to winter lake life. The best detail of the cake was a photo of the birthday boys tucked inside of the shelter opening.
You know you've succeeded in creating a memorable birthday cake, when the 10 year old joins you in photo documenting this creation by your side with his iPad.
In addition to enjoying the ice-y scene inside, birthday weekend included a marginal amount of improvement on the ice skates.