My birthday is in December. The 20th in fact. Though I’m sure my parents tried the best they could, I never really felt like my birthday was MY DAY, ya know? Between Christmas shopping to be done and just general holiday craziness, that day always felt like an afterthought. Now that I have my own kids ( that I specifically planned around the holidays, sort of ) I make sure they feel like it’s their day.
This year I saw something on Pinterest for Valentine’s Day and adapted it for his birthday. He really liked reading the things I wrote and instead of tearing through it, he crept under it all.
Another thing I do is to have them pick their menu for the day. I print it up and place it on the table where they sit. I also decorate their space for the day.
Then there’s the decorating of his backpack and lunchbox.
Then there’s the cake.
O THE CAKE.
Every year I say I’m going to go with a store bought cake, and sometimes I do as long as I can find one that fits his character love for the moment.
And when I can’t? I make them.
And when I make them? I think I’ve lost my mind EVERY time.
Skylanders is my son’s current obsession. If your kids haven’t heard of them? You’re lucky. It’s a relatively new craze and the party emporiums have yet to come out with party stuff for them. So that left me making the cake this year.
This cake ::grabs depends::
I mean really? How the eff am I going to go about making that? I only deal with frosting. The soft stuff.
Anything stiff scares me. Like fondant.
Yet, I don’t think I could make this look good at all unless I used fondant.
I used fondant for the first time ever. I fondanted today. And I tweeted as I did.
I bought fondant and as I read the directions I am seeing 2 too many “Sold separately” items that I don’t have.
You know that thing that’s like “I’ve never worked with fondant but how hard could it be?” feeling? I’m at that point. #StayTuned
If you ever decide to work with fondant, you should ask yourself first “Do I REALLY love myself?”
I’m about 5,365 viewings of the @Charm_CityCakes show short of being able to deal with fondant.
Dear fondant, I’ve toilet trained two cats and 2 children in my life. I WILL OWN YOU.
That’s right fondant. Say my name.
I conquered fondant like it’s my birthday.
Happy 9th Birthday Braden.
You are totally worth it. All.