The kids' primary contribution was the decoration - sprinkles and chocolate chips. Moments after the photo, the eyeballs were enucleated and digested by my assistants.
I baked an almond cake and 3 cupcakes last night after E went to bed. Today, before we decorated, he went to the little kitchen and baked a pretend cake in his pretend oven, while barking out orders to his sous, Em. We decorated and ate a real, rather tasty almond cake with a very simple buttercream (butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, red food coloring).