Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The fugliest cake you ever saw

Today was such a weird day for me. The kind of day that you have a list of things to do but you just end up walking from room to room in a bit of a daze. I wanted to go get paint for the kitchen, I needed to make a few phone calls, I really needed to clean the litter box. None of these got done .. and you know what .. I don't give a rats asssss!

Last night my son Griffin asked me if today could be Sliders Birthday. Who is Slider?

World .. meet Slider ..




Normally most of Griffin's requests usually require me to do something that is absolutely out of the question .. did I tell you my kids think I am a millionaire? Mom .. can you take us to the waterpark like every single day this summer?? Can we both get cell phones, and Ipads and whatever else it is they make these days ??

So when he asked if we could make Slider a birthday cake I thought heck why not?



Look at this childs hair. He refuses to get it cut.

I had to tame the Martha Stewart side of me .. she luuurrrkkks inside. While making this cake with Griffin I kept thinking of all the great turtle cake ideas out there on baking sites and blogs. I imagined myself crumb coating and laying a perfect peice of fondant over Slider's cake .. oh Slider ... you are going to be so darn happy.



This is what we ended up with.
I can't believe I'm showing you all this.



Now does that look like a turtle to you??

But you know what .. Griffin was so darn happy and proud of that cake. It makes me happy when my kids are content with simple things. If I have made a memory for him it is well worth it. Fugly cake and all.

Please excuse the sentiment of this post .. I think I am hormonal this week.

10 comments:

  1. LOL. I have done worse! Gotta love kids and their pets!

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  3. Ha ha ..love the turtle/tank cake:) It's funny and i bet is yummy too:)Oh and I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday!It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog ! Also if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Wednesday!

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  4. aw, are you kidding? those are the memories they'll have for a lifetime. and when they think back to it, they'll remember the cake as lifelike and the coolest thing ever. (just hide the photos, hehe) good for you for taking the time to do that. many wouldn't :)

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  5. Fantastic post! It is great to find joy in the simple things and even better when it is time with your kids! Thanks for joining FMIC again! Have a fantastic day!

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  6. LOL! I love the cake and I applaud you for putting up with the project! I have a hard time letting my kids do anything that makes a mess that I have to clean up! I love your blog, I can totally relate! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for checking out my site!!

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  7. LOL! I love the cake and I applaud you for putting up with the project! I have a hard time letting my kids do anything that makes a mess that I have to clean up! I love your blog, I can totally relate! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for checking out my site!!

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  8. Hey if the turtle cake looks good enough to eat- it's great! Love your blog! We love Canadians, as Jaime is one!

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  9. It's obviously a BOX turtle! LOL It may not be the fanciest cake ever made, but it's still pretty cute and made for love for Mr. Slider!

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  10. I think it's cute! We aren't at cake making stage yet with my daughter. Something to look forward to. Found you through FMIC! Now following :)

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