Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Cake

It started around his second birthday. Ty was really into Elmo, and saw an Elmo cake at the store. Only I didn't want to pay 50,000 dollars for some cheap-o cake, so I decided to make one myself. He loved it! I enjoyed doing it. And so a tradition was born.



Birthday #3. Spiderman was all the rage. To this day he has never actually seen a spiderman cartoon or movie, but he loves him all the same. I was especially proud of this cake.





Birthday #4. Let's back up here a moment. Just a few weeks after his third birthday, he somehow decided that he wanted a Jesus cake for his fourth birthday. I thought that was cute, but didn't think too much about it, because I was sure he would change his mind before his birthday, which was almost a year away! Only he never changed his mind. All year he talked about his Jesus cake, and never wavered!

So here is where a mother gets confused. Is it disrespectful to put Him on a cake? How do you cut the cake? Who gets what part of His face? It doesn't seem right to just pick at the leftovers like our family tends to do (my sister-in-law calls this phenomenon the Domecake, because the cakes always end up as a circle as we pick at them one bite at a time). After worrying for awhile, I came to the conclusion that if my little boy looks to Jesus as his hero, then that's a great thing, and maybe He would be honored.

So...don't laugh, I did the best I could!






Ty loved it! I just hope that next year we're back to an earthly cake!

p.s. Please ignore the lame-o toothpicks that he's blowing out. I forgot the candles!

25 comments:

  1. I'm sorry. You said don't laugh... and I went ahead and laughed OUT LOUD!!! That is the greatest thing ever. I am so incredibly impressed with that "portrait". Can't wait for next year's cake now to see what Ty decides on and what you come up with. ;)

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  2. the cake is awesome. i am laughing only at the toothpick candles.

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  3. Wow Sally. That's AWESOME!!! I'm with you. If that's his hero, I think that's great. And you did an amazing job. My kids were reading the post with me and were in awe of the Jesus cake. Hopefully we don't get any requests or you'll have to help me.=)

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  4. That is great! Brad told me about the Jesus cake a few weeks ago bu was sure you weren't going to do it, because no one would want to eat Jesus's face.
    But the cake is great!!!! I laughed out loud!
    YOu're great!

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  5. That is the coolest thing ever! Way to go, Sally.

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  6. Sally- I love it! You're the BEST. And how clever and resourceful to use toothpicks as candles.

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  7. You are awesome Sal! I think Jesus was honored. I also think that they have a good sense of humor up there in Heaven, so it will go down in your book of life:0) You're about as cool about remembering candles as I am. One year I stuck a huge stick candle(can't remember what they are called) on Matt's cake. I'll have to remember the toothpick idea:0)

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  8. You are awesome Sal! I think Jesus was honored. I also think that they have a good sense of humor up there in Heaven, so it will go down in your book of life:0) You're about as cool about remembering candles as I am. One year I stuck a huge stick candle(can't remember what they are called) on Matt's cake. I'll have to remember the toothpick idea:0)

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  9. Yes, I'm with Tonya, Jesus would be proud. And I'm proud at your cake decorating skills! Awesome cake!

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  10. I could't help but laugh...hard. Sorry, it's just the cutest thing! I'm really impressed with your aritstic interpretation of Jesus. And you just proved how resourceful you really are. I never would have thought of lighting toothpicks on fire!

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  11. I could't help but laugh...hard. Sorry, it's just the cutest thing! I'm really impressed with your aritstic interpretation of Jesus. And you just proved how resourceful you really are. I never would have thought of lighting toothpicks on fire!

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  12. You are so talented. I have bad news though next year Ty wants a Heavenly Father cake remember!?!
    Very good job!

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  13. Okay- I admit I laughed but not b/c it was bad. You did great but it was a little interesting seeing Jesus in cake form:) That is wonderful that Ty sees Jesus as his hero. You might think about sending this story into the "Friend" magazine:)

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  14. Great job Sally. You are talented at those cakes.

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  15. I agree!! Send it into The Friend. They'd HAVE to publish it!!

    I just shared this story with friends at a girls night (Lauri was there, too). Everyone loved it!

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  16. This is actually one of my favorite posts. Loved seeing the progression from past cakes to this cake. I'm lucky that I've been able to taste two out of three of them! Sally, you're quite an artist. That Jesus portrait is great! Way to go. And for the record, adding pudding when missing an egg adds moisture AND flavor!

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  17. AMAZING! Your talent. His determination. You two (and three with Jesus) make a great team!

    I'm seriously impressed.

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  18. OK I had to show that to my co-workers. We all laughed and said "THAT IS AWESOME!"

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  19. Anonymous12:59 PM

    You are developing many talents.
    Aren't children wonderful.
    Mom Forsgren

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  20. Hi Sally- I am glad that I found your blog. You should make cakes professionally. You did a great job. I would be honored if my son wanted Jesus for his birthday cake. You have honestly done a great job raising him.

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  21. Really one of my favorite things I've ever seen a mom do for their child. You are amazing, really. And I still say a great painter!

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  22. Sally, you know I'm not a huge blog-commentator but had to say this is probably the funniest post I've ever seen. Paul and I were on the floor laughing. Way to go!

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  23. Wow~! What an awesome cake!

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