Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July! (AKA: Don't Laugh at the Cake)

Many of you don't know about my birthday cake I made in April. It was sad. Very sad. I am definitely not a cake decorator! (Make that just cake froster in general.) Here it is in all its drippy glory. It WAS delicious however!
I even named this photo "40th b-day cake disaster" or something like that.

Well, I thought I'd just make a 13 x 9" pan cake with my son and decorate it for 4th of July, to look something like this.

I baked the cake, frosted it during naptime, and cut up all the strawberries and blueberries. I even showed the photo to my son so he could process it internally during naptime and visualize what we were attempting.

It began like this:
Not too bad, right? Then he began throwing strawberries on the cake. Next, he picked up the containers of fruit and dumped them, even while I was pointing and describing what we needed to be doing.  (I interject and make a comment that an author in a book I was looking at recently compared toddlers to cavemen...)
Well, I contemplated moving the fruit to the appropriate sides, but it was all stuck to the frosting. So, we adapted, and Mommy helped to create a reverse USA flag. Please don't call me unpatriotic. Flexible would be a better word.
How are you spending your 4th of July?


  1. OMG! LOVE IT!! My mom made one of those many many years ago! They are just soo cute! Atleast Soren tried to help! LOL!

  2. too cute! It's like looking in the mirror!