My son Colin's 3rd birthday was a little over a month after his baby sister was born. So with a newborn and us still living at my mom's while our house was under construction, I decided to try and keep things simple. I went with cupcakes instead of a cake. Not sure how I ever thought making 24 pirate fondant faces would save me time or be easier than a cake. Oh well, my little pirate loved them, and that's all that matters. He also loved his pirate cake pops and the surprise visit from his Nana's friend's talking parrot Olly! Happy Birthday Matey, we love you so much and can't believe how big you're getting!