Saturday, February 10, 2007

Happy 7th Birthday, Hunter!

In January we discovered a new series on Food Network called "Ace of Cakes". It is a 'reality' show about a young man who started his own bakery and wanted to make 3D and sculptured cakes. While watching the New Year's Eve marathon of the show Hunter decided that I could make cakes of the same type...COMPLICATED! I argued for saving my sanity but he told me I could do anything I put my mind to.

After a small amount of questioning why, exactly, I had thought it important to teach my son HE could do anything he put his mind to...I decided to try being a role model for him and give it a shot. His first request was to make a cake which looked like a German Shepard. No way. I managed to convince him to try something else. Finally he decided he wanted a cake that looked like a snake about to eat a mouse. Unusual and, as it turns out, not impossible! Everything on this cake is edible with the single exception of the support I used to hold the snake's head up. Here are the pix:

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