In a recent post I shared with you all the ideas over the years that I have done for a special treat for the kids on the first day of school. Today I am going to share with you what I whipped up this year. It is a favorite with the kids, but it had been a few years since I had made one, so they really enjoyed it this year.
School Bus Cake
The idea came from family fun magazine, and I just put my own touch on it. I used a standard cake mix and split the batter between 2, well greased loaf pans. Bake until done. Cool completely.
Stack the cooled cakes on top of each other, and cut off about 1/3 of the top cake. Now you are set to frost the cake. I used my standard recipe (leave out the cocoa). I tinted it yellow, brown, black, red and left some white.
I used vanilla wafers for the heads with mini M&M’s for the eyes, use the color of your children’s eyes. I like to decorate the faces and hair to resemble my kids. They always get a laugh at what they turn out like.
And of course you must add a bus driver.
Decorate with the different colored frostings to your hearts content. Add a bus number, or your school district. Head lights and tail lights are easy too. It is such a fun thing to have waiting for your kids when they get home from their first day of school!