I only had one "3" candle but a bunch of individual candles, so we put the "3" and 3 single candles on his cake this year. He hates the candles and singing and all that jazz, but I used the kids as an excuse to make the moment celebratory.
The kids had fun making and eating the cake. I had some trouble with the writing gel and Xander had some trouble with the colored sugar, but it's the thought that counts, right? It was LSU colors at least.
We even had success with signing the card. Xander used lowercase letters, which has been very difficult for him. And Jordis wrote her first two words....Jordis and Daddy. I was shocked. I just told her how to make each letter and she did it. How grateful I will be if teaching her further skills continues to be this easy.