My brother and his wife, and numerous friends of mine are fantastic with their kids' birthday cakes. I default to cupcakes, but these folks are producing cars, trains, pirate ships, teapots, and yes, a box of crayons. Yes, I am jealous.
So my new business idea - feel free to steal it as long as you promise to give me royalties for life - is a bakery that specializes in kids' cakes. This isn't Ace of Cakes perfection. This is stayed-up-til-midnight-dotting-buttercream-on-cake-mix love. Someone should be baking and selling cakes that look like mom and dad made them the night before, so mom and dad can pass them off as homemade - to their kids and their friends.
Again, all I ask for is royalties.
The above cake was another homemade masterpiece by my brother and sister-in-law, in celebration of this little blue eyed wonder.