Monday, February 19, 2007

"Pupcakes"




Hunter helped me with these cute cupcakes and christened them as "Pupcakes". Mostly he helped with the eating and clean-up of any extra frosting. Still...it was fun. If I had my career to start over again I might consider opening a bakery or something like that. We'll see if I can rise to the next challenge of a penguin cake for my birthday!




















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: