Let Them Eat Cake
So I can't say this was a little work, but maybe that was becasue I was chasing one of the chefs around the house while mixing up a single batch - no wait, make that a double batch - of cake batter. The cake was from scratch and seriously, I can't believe I ever made the store bought stuff after diving into this beast. After going homemade, I just don't think I can go back.
The most work was the frosting and decorating. I used some molds for the sea creatures - Hannah loves the Seahorse and starfish and put gummy bears to decorate the bottom. I even experimented by spraying a real shell with Pam and then putting some melted chocolate into that. Once chilled, the chocolate popped right out of the mold and, voila - another cool way to decorate the sea castle cake.