We know that kids will like what they like, but if our son is interested in underwater adventures we're hoping to steer him toward the Octonauts and away from...well, a certain other character (hint: rhymes with "OrangeGlob EclairDance").
A little girl named Dakota is also an Octonauts fan - so much so that she wanted an Octonauts party for her third birthday. Lyndsay of Vancouver's Coco Cake was hired to create a fitting dessert and made this Octonaut cake and character cupcakes - pretty amazing! You can see more photos here. (Who are the Octonauts? Find out here.)
We know what you're thinking - that Lynday's a professional with tons of training and experience and you could never make something like this. Well, she is self-taught and no doubt practiced a lot, but it goes to show that passion can take you far. If you're even the tiniest bit interested in cupcakes, baking or decorating cakes, you'll find fantastic inspiration on Lyndsay's blog, Coco Cupcakes. (We especially recommend checking out her pizza cake, hamburger cake, Where the Wild Things Are cake and her cat cake portrait of Harold the Cat.)