Lucky for us we celebrated Johnsie's birthday with friends the day before I went into the hospital. I felt bad though because I definitely was not at my best. I probably would have spent hours decorating his cake and not like the quick slap together job.
He wanted a pirate ship cake. I had heard that egg or football shaped pans make great ships but, since I could not find one around I made my own. I bent and folded a 9x13 inch pan until it looked boatish.
I baked one full cake mix (yes, I use box cakes) and then I used a piece of tin foil to section off 2/3rds of the pan and baked about 2/3rds of another mix. After that I used another piece of foil to section off about a 1/3 of the pan and I used what was left of the mix. This way I had 3 layers of cake.
This is what I got after frosting it. I used a snack bag of Nutter Butters for windows and Pringle sticks for railings and ladders. Then I just used skewers and plain old paper for the masts. I wish I wasn't sick and could have spent more time on this. I had visions of grandeur. Oh well, Johnsie loved it.
Manny invited a few friends because he never had a friend birthday party. His birthday was only a few weeks after we moved here and he just didn't really know anyone well yet.
My boys. Ugh they are so cute!
Speaking of Nutter Butters look how my goofy kid bowled the entire time. I was scared he was going to dent the floor.