Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Final Birthday Cake: Deadpool the Cookie Hero
This was a challenge. I really have trouble interpreting the human form into a cake theme, so I opted to make Deadpool a cookie. I had to keep adding flour to the cookie dough to prevent spread. My early attempts came out looking like blobs when the dough spread instead of baking firm in the oven. These were the best I could do with my time restrictions. I used mini cakes to make thought balloons and opted for a cake that looked like the page of a graphic novel. I guess it would have been smarter to do a half torso cake that looked like Deadpool--I saw a number of those in my search for cake related Deadpool quips--but I wanted him to work more as an action figure. If I did this again I might just buy a Spiderman cake pan and decorate him as Deadpool. Much easier and very appropriate to the character. Buttercream frosting on a velvet cake are still my favorites for cake sculpture.
So now the May birthdays come to a conclusion and I have an eleven year old daughter, a twenty year old daughter, and a seventeen year old son. There was a teen game night on Chase's birthday, so we ended up driving to that and spending the night with other homeschoolers. Chase's friends surprised him by singing Happy Birthday when we were ready to leave. It was a nice evening for him.
Of course, the month isn't over yet, I still have Marina's graduation coming up, and then I should probably begin pulling together Sierra's last quarterly report. Our life seems to be less about endings and more about perpetual motion!