weekly perk. #7

weekly perk.

I may have mentioned that I have children. [Shut up. I know, I mention them a lot…] Every year, we have a small family birthday party for each of them. For my son, we always have to have a snow date [January birthday]. We’ve had to move his party at least 4 times in his 11 years. My daughter’s birthday is in the fall. Her month-day is exactly the opposite of mine. [Her month is my date, her date is my month. And she is my clone. Eerie.]

For every party, I design everything. It’s not even necessary, but I love doing it. I design and print fancy invitations. I design and create party favors or make lovely little packaging for store-bought trinkets.

And I design and make the cake. Sometimes cupcakes instead. And sometimes cookies, too, for a little something extra.

Once the kids were old enough to tell me what to do, I lost the privilege of choosing their party themes. But they’ve picked some fun ones. And I love dreaming up something special for the cake. [And challenging myself ridiculously, at times. I am not a professional. I’ve never even taken a cake decorating class. I just used to watch Ace of Cakes… but I am no Duff Goldman.]

I’m proud of these creations and wanted to share them with you. I hope you’ll click on the first photo for each little group to flip through the larger versions… and to read my accompanying, sometimes witty, captions. All sorts of fun facts for your reading pleasure.

♦ the boy.

♦ the girl.

Totally unrelated fun fact: When I posted weekly perk #1, I had 243 WP followers. Today I have 343. How weird is that? Increased by exactly 100 in 6 weeks.

Stay perky, my friends. But not so much that I want to kick you in the face.

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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49 Responses to weekly perk. #7

  1. Miriam says:

    These are seriously impressive cakes Sandra. Lucky kids! 🙂

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  2. Wendy says:

    Wow! How creative!

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  3. sassandsauce says:

    Wow you are a great baker… It’s sooo inspiring! 🙂 I want to be just like you and bake cakes and plan parties when I have children..

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  4. Oh wow. Those are amazing. I’d love one if those rainbow cakes!

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  5. The V Pub says:

    I’m impressed!

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  6. Those are all fantastic! We get into making their birthdays special too. The homemade cakes aren’t our forte but we try. Yours are great! Loved the Ninja Turtles and The Flash! Great job! 😃

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  7. Wow! These are absolutely wonderful and impressive! I’m like you in that regard. Always went all out on their birthdays and their cakes… I am currently (read: today) working on a lacrosse stick cake for my daughter’s 15th. I think that they’ll always remember those birthdays, don’t you? I know I always enjoyed it, even with all of the work. It looks like you did too!

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    • Thank you! It is a lot of work but I do love it. I hope they always remember these! I still remember my childhood birthday parties and my mom bought our cakes. Sadly, that bakery is no more but their cakes were delicious!

      I cannot wait to see what sorts of themes they ask for as they get older. It’s going to be great when I have to make a Walking Dead zombie cake or something…!

      Have fun with your lacrosse cake!

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  8. Damn! These are amazing! Coolest mom ever!

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  9. stephieann8 says:

    WOW color me impressed! There is a talent there 🙂 I can’t wait to have kids I’m going to be the same way 🙂

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  10. Kay says:


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  11. Those are super cute!

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  12. Damn, good writer, spectacular hair, you wear sandals, and make cup cakes too. You’re the whole package girl.

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  13. Cesar Lardies says:

    Deliciousness 😀

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