Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Final Birthday Cake: Deadpool the Cookie Hero

 My son is a big fan of Deadpool. Deadpool is one of the Marvel superheroes, a character that was completely misrepresented by the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. You don't sew up the mouth of a character who is known for talking too much. Deadpool doesn't take himself or his comic world seriously. He is a quirky, random mercenary hero, and that is probably the appeal for my teenage son.

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!

5 comments:

Julie said...

I think you did great! When will we ever figure out how to stop all the growing up? My second son is graduating high school next month so now we will be down to two. I applaud your hard work, your children are wonderful examples of just how well homeschooling (and thoughtful parenting) can work. :)

Anonymous said...

Tina, great cake/cookies! I wish I had your imagination and talent. Love, Linda

Paula Vince said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

I had a good time celebrating Chases Birthday. And the baking of the cake sounds a lot like his game adventures. God bless him and you all.
Love, Buelo, Dad

Inner Elder said...

I too was happy to be a part of the celebrations and see your marvelous bake/art in the flesh, so to speak. Just a thought. Maybe the first attempt cookie blob is a new superhero idea. Happy Birthday again, Chase. I am so glad you enjoyed your day. Love, Mom/Grandma

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