Barn Cake! Barn Cake!
The barn cake went off without a hitch, thanks to help from my sister (a die-hard Food TV junkie who knows about moving cakes around with wax paper and stuff like that) and my mom (who made a late-night run for more food coloring, and suggested the layering effect for the roof) the barn cake turned out exceptionally well. It’s not of professional quality or anything like that, but the wee one recognized it was a barn, and, really, that’s all I could ask for.
So here you go, the before and after shot of the barn cake (and please ignore the knives and prescription drugs laying dangerously close to the cake. We really are into babyproofing. I swear):