Jungle Birthday Cake

I made this jungle cake for both of my sons’ shared birthday party. As usual it was very difficult for me to make this cake as the children did not let me work on it during the day,  I stayed up many  nights often questioning my sanity. Whyyyy on earth would I put myself through all this pressure and stress?  And I would have an answer too. It was more meaningful to me for me to make them this cake. It was something I made with love and could be proud of…..besides….I LOVEEEE baking….and secretly look forward to my time,  alone, without the children….just to bake 🙂


I will do a tutorial on each of the animals soon….



Scootcase vs Trunkie

Traveling with young ones is an extremely daunting task. Just the thought of which is enough to make my stomach churn.  I often fly long flights of 7- 8 hours, alone with my toddler son. Some of these flights have gone well while others….have literally left me in tears!  I often find myself purchasing anything and everything I can think of that may make my flight a little more bearable. Some of these purchases come in handy while others not so much.  On my recent trip I thought I would get my son a Trunkie. A Trunkie is a hand luggage-sized ride on suitcase for children 3 years and up.

I thought it would be a good distraction for my son when any waiting was required as well as being able to hold his own items – making my bag lighter :p. While surfing the internet for the Trunki Ride-on Suitcase – Tipu the Tiger (Orange)
I came across the Red Skoot
. It looked more appealing to both me and my son than the Trunkie so I thought I’d give it a try.

Although it definitely looked better, we were both disappointed. The Scootcase was not at all stable. It seemed too small for my son and he kept falling when trying to ride it. I was also not happy with the way the latch worked and found that it was difficult to open and close. It rather small and I was not able to fit much in there. I wanted to like this product so much but I did end up returning it.

I then ordered the Trunkie from Amazon. I was happier with this product and my son loves it. It is a lot sturdier than the Skootcase and has more room for his things. I also liked the saddle bag and stickers which can be purchased separately.  He likes to put his favorite small toys in the saddle bag for easy access.

I have kept this suitcase for travel purposes only so that he does not get bored of  it.  All in all, we both preferred the Trunkie.   It keeps him entertained and me sane! We also had people commenting on how cute it looks!

I have not yet gathered the courage to fly alone since the arrival of my second child…now that really is going to be a challenge….


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Red Skoot

Trunki Ride-on Suitcase – Tipu the Tiger (Orange)