When my oldest had his first real birthday party (with friends not just family) I asked him what he wanted for a cake. He wanted a trick cake. We scoured the internet for ideas and came across a Spagetti Cake.
This is the result.
The kids faces were the best part of the day when they thought they had just eaten a meal, and were getting another one for desert!
The hardest part of the cake was all the piping for the spagetti. The cake was also HUGE! I'll never make that mistake again.