Friday, April 17, 2009

last min Mommy

do you ever have those Mommy moments where you're needed at the last min to pull something off to make a moment special for your child? Well that is me tonight. John Mark decided Wednesday night that he wanted to camp out for his b'day. He and his Daddy and a few friends are heading to my parents property for a camp out and weenie roast. okay...no problem, but WAIT...tonight he decided he wanted a cake on top of s'mores. John Mark has never really had a big b'day party. Never really wanted it. he's had one friend go with us somewhere once and gone on big outings with family, but never had friends over to do something or anything like that. I love making cakes and decorating them for my kids, but he hadn't wanted one. NOW he wants a camping one...and I have somewhere I have to be first thing in the morning. So before he went to bed I had him tell me what he wanted. We found one online that he liked....and I had to pull together what few supplies I had onhand and even less time and come up with SOMETHING!!! So here it is....OH how I wish I had more time to put into this 'scene' it would be SO much fun!! But I just don't have it!! In the pictures it looks like the tent and trees are the same color green...they aren't...but our tent is green so I went with green. Sort of wish I hadn't now...but again this is something done in a PINCH...SERIOUS PINCH!! All is edible by the way. The 'fire' is melted cinnamon disk and butterscotch candies, cookies and cream kisses, and oreo stick logs. Hopefully when he sees it when he gets up in the morning he will be pleased!! Just PLEASE excuse the unsmooth icing...arrghh...seriously I might have to redo this cake in a few days just to have time to make it look right...but then again...John Mark probably wouldn't notice the difference, but....UGH!! Anyway....it is what it is, right?

7 comments:

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Girl that cake is amazing! John Mark is going to LOVE it!!! You are so creative!!

Laura Beth said...

Looks amazing!

Layna said...

That cake is amazing! My oldest would love that. How did you get that shape?

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

ha ha...thanks guys!

Layna, I made two rectangular cakes and cut pieces from it. It's actually 5 pieces and 'glued' together with icing.

Leigh Ann said...

Ok, so I'm still very impressed! What did he have to say about it? It is sooooo good! And I am sure it tastes wonderful too! Thanks for posting pics! Love ya.

Layna said...

I showed my 8 (almost 9) year old the pics on FB and he loved this cake! I'm afraid we're going to have to duplicate this in August! Luckily, my husband is a genius at builing anything - including cake.

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

That's great Layna, I'm sure he'll do lots better than mine!! I want to see pictures!!
I really wish I'd had more time to add to the scene. You can do the same thing as I did for the fire with blue hard candy and make a pond, etc etc....pretzel with a small marshmallow for roasting marshmallows, etc....even some animals I think would make it fun...yep...wanting to do this one over with more time and more brainpower....so really I can't wait to see yours!!! SO FUN!!