Sunday, July 31, 2011

It All Started With a Cake...

This past week has been a busy one getting ready for my baby's (sob) birthday. He turned ten today, double digits. It's still hard for me to believe my once little bald baby (he was the only one without hair), has turned into such a great kid.

*No baby pictures since those are all print, not digital. I'm tempted to hire someone to put our boxes and boxes of print pictures on CDs. Hmmm...might just be a job for the teen. :)

About the cake... a few weeks ago I told youngest he needed to get his birthday wish list to me soon so I could start shopping. The topic of cakes came up and I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. Last year I made a castle cake and I was hoping this year I'd get to do something a little easier. Turns out he didn't want me to make his cake he wanted "that Cake Boss guy" to make his cake. LOL I had to break the bad news to him that the possibility was pretty slim and he should stick with me. Now, I should give a little background on youngest, he loves the video game Minecraft. He talks about it all the time and I mean all the time. So he tells me he would like a Creeper cake. What's a Creeper you ask? It's this green thing from Minecraft that blows up. So I Googled and found tons of Creeper info and what started with a request for a cake snowballed into everything Creeper...

             Here's youngest with his Creeper themed presents.

I'm not a crafty kind of person but most of this was pretty easy to do. I just printed the Creeper eyes and mouth and glued them on. The t-shirt was the most difficult because I had to make the template, iron it on, paint and hope that the lines stayed straight and the paint didn't bleed under the stencil. I can't tell you how stressful this was. LOL After making the t-shirt, the cake was easy. :)

                               Youngest with his cake.

I decided to only make the Creeper face on the cake since we were going to my mom's and I had to take the cake there. I did find instructions for making a full size Creeper but it takes 2 cakes, 1 for the body and 1 for the legs and head. Thankfully he liked this one just fine. :)

I now have one month until middle's birthday. He said he would like a Wizard 101 themed birthday. o_0 At least the teen is easy - she just wants books and cash. LOL

Are you all having a great summer or getting stuck in the heat waves? I can't believe some parts of the US have actually been hotter than here in Arizona!


  1. Awwww, so cute LOL. Love seeing baby pictures!

    Happy belated birthday to your youngest, Les :)

    I think you did a great job, really :) You say you're not crafty, but at least, you really try and that's the most important :)

  2. Happy belated birthday to your baby too. It seems we are on the same month ;-)

    Today wasn't that hot here in Jersey but my gut-feeling tells me another heatwave is lurking in the distance.

  3. Nath ~ They're always so cute when they're little. :) I'm not crafty, even youngest knows this, but he still loved all the stuff so it was worth it.

    Natalie ~ That's right, you just had your birthday. July is a good birthday month. :)

    I was thinking it hasn't been too hot here but then realized we still have to get through August. o_0

  4. I love that my kids get older but I hate it at the same time! :)

    Great cake - very talented you are. I gave up making cakes for my kids years ago - I suck at it. lolol

    Happy Birthday to your baby!

  5. Isn't it funny how we don't feel ourselves getting older but when we realize how old are children get it's 'Holy Cow! I AM getting up there' And I can't say I blame you son for wanting one of the 'Cake Guy' cakes. I'd love one too :-) And it looks like he did let you off early - what a hoot that the cake matches his shirt.
    And he's a cutie!!

  6. Tracy ~ nods. I don't miss the diapers but I do miss being able to hold them in my arms while they fall asleep. I am lucky and they haven't outgrown giving hugs yet, just not at school. :)

    Kristie ~ I still can't believe my teen will being going to college this time next year. Am I really old enough to have a nearly legal adult? LOL