A dessert and a party game all in one! This fudge marble cake with fudge filling is covered in all kinds of crazy stuff just like the pages of every one of the I Spy books by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick. Several of the things are trinkets from the party store (my favorite was the chattering teeth!), but most are edible. I used lots of fun candies on this cake. I even made the birthday boy a rhyme so he could go on a scavenger hunt before blowing out the candles:
I spy a cupcake and a black spider ring,
A bottle that is blue and notes you can sing.
I spy the letters that spell out my name,
And four birthday candles without any flame.
I spy two mittens, a flag and a kite,
And a Christmas light bulb that is yellow and bright.
I spy a piggy, one small yellow chick,
Three golden coins, and a rainbow on a stick.
I spy one key to a mystery door,
Two bats, three buttons, and the best number – 4!
I spy a rope that looks just like a snake,
And three silver stars on my 4th birthday cake!