My son celebrated his 9th birthday last weekend. Most people I meet always say, wow - your kids must be so happy that you make cakes! My kids, on the other hand, will roll their eyes and say things like: yeah, but we're never allowed to help, never allowed to eat the cake scraps, and Mom is always working. So, the one perk to having a cake-making mother is that they can have any cake they want... no limits... no restrictions. How do you pick just one cake? Alexis, my 6yr old, will be turning 7 in April and has been talking about her birthday cake for 3 months now.... 5 different design ideas later... and I'm fully anticipating at least 5 more design changes before her big day. Nate, on the other hand, is pretty decisive:
"Mom - for my birthday, I want an F18 Super Hornet fighter jet cake, on the runway, supported by its landing gear. You know, like you can use toothpicks or something to hold it up."
"Are you freakin' kidding me? Would you also like that suspended from the ceiling with fishing line to simulate flight? "Cool!"
Happy birthday boy
Happy mommy and bday boy!
Here's a look at 9 years of cake for this kid...
First bday (2003) - loved Clifford.
Bday #2 (2004) - Bob the Builder!
Bday #3 (2005) - Caillou
Bday #4 (2006)- Monster Truck
Bday #5 (2007 - and I discovered fondant!! YEAH!)
Bday #6 (2008) - Spiderman (and the cakes are getting taller!)
Bday #7 (2009 - and many, many cakes later...). This remains my favourite of all his cakes. I love Star Wars and so does Nate - R2D2 was a no-brainer choice for my little Jedi. 12 hours of love in that creation.
Bday #8 (2010) - his birthday fell on the same day as the closing of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He loved the games so he chose a Winter Olympic theme.
Lots of practice, trial and error, and learning curves! And the journey continues...