Monday, May 3, 2010

Johnsie's 4

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.


Nancy said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! Looks like it was a fun party. I missed were in the hospital? I hope you're doing ok! Take care!


Raising a Happy Child said...

Well, I wouldn't be able to make this cake on my best day. It looks great, and it looks like everyone but you enjoyed the party. Happy birthday to Johnsie.

Melissa said...

It looks awesome! Great Job Mom! Are you feeling better? I had an awesome time on my trip and did get a lot done and got a lot of ME time which is always needed!

Ticia said...

the cake is AWESOME!
Happy birthday big boy!

Marlene said...

I LOVE your boat cake!!! What a fantastic creation!

Angie S said...

First....I love that cake!! So cute.

Second....the house looks great! You are gonna have one awesome closent!! I love seeing the progess it is fun for me! I took some pics when our house was being built. I'll have to back and look at them!

Third...holy moly I hope you are better. Bless your heart being! To think they almost cut you open!

Feel better!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Found you on New Friend Friday! The house looks great- I can't wait to see it all finished! (I bet you are wanting the same thing, though!)

I found you through New Friend Friday, and then featured your blog on New Friend Feature @My Frugal Family!