As promised, here is how Joshua’s cake turned out:
This was my first time using the Animal Crackers cake pan, so next time I think that I will try building up the snout/nose area to better acheive the desired look. I was told that the cake and icing were delicious several times; however, which is the most important aspect of a cake anyway.
The celebration itself was a great success. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Joshua was a mostly-perfect birthday boy. He walked around visiting and hugging everyone. And was about as “appreciative” as a one year old can be of his gifts.