My nephew’s birthday cake.
It’s really not very exciting… but a couple of you asked me to post…
I don’t really know what possessed me to volunteer to do this cake. Yeah, I enjoy it mostly, but there are always moments of anxiety when I realize that I am not, in fact, Duff, and it’s not going to look like a professional made it.
When my sister told me my nephew was into Ben 10, I chose the simplest design possible. [Ben 10 is a Cartoon Network animated show. The kid has this watch thingy called an ‘omnitrix‘ that he uses to turn into various aliens so he can fight evil. (There have been, like, five different incarnations of this show. My son was into one version about six years ago, thus my extensive knowledge of the character.)]
Anyway… take a look at the watch on the cute kid’s wrist.
Like I said, simple design.
Gifts have become a problem. Kids have so much these days… it’s nearly impossible to figure out what else they could possibly want. So… I went with the universal gift… money. But I’m not just going to shove some bills into a card. That’s just not me. I made a little boat. Isn’t it cute?
The party (at my Mom’s like always) was nice… It was a gorgeous day and the pool was wonderful. Aside from a few snarky comments from my husband, one of my sisters (the mom of the birthday boy), and my now-8-year-old nephew, it was a good day. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I take things the wrong way. But sometimes, there seems to be only one way. Especially with a kid… one with no filter.
Now… what the hell am I going to do with all that extra black and green frosting in my fridge?
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