Monday, June 3, 2013

These Cakes Are a Couple of Characters!

My twin granddaughters celebrated their second birthday yesterday.  Their daddy--my oldest son--made their birthday cakes.  One of the girls sleeps with a giant-sized soft Pooh Bear every night, and the other sleeps with a giant-sized soft Tigger.  So he decided to make cakes that looked like the girls' favorite cartoon characters/sleep buddies.

Here's his rendition of everyone's favorite "bear of little brain":
And here's Pooh's bouncy buddy, T-I-double Guh-er:
I am amazed by my son's cake decorating skills (not to mention that he's a darn good baker, too)!  It's almost a shame to have to cut into artwork masterpieces such as these.

Birthday cakes were always an important component of the birthday celebrations we had in our house when our boys were youngsters.  My oldest son, in fact, was in the middle of eating the Cookie Monster cake I'd made for his second birthday
when he put in his order for his next birthday.  When he turned three, he said, he wanted me to make him a "Big Bird and Little Bird" cake (and he never changed his mind during that whole year between birthdays!).
So it shouldn't surprise me that he's putting so much effort into creating awesome cakes for his wee daughters.  [A quick aside: How many of you even know that Sesame Street at one time had a character called "Little Bird"?  Or is Big Bird's little friend still a member of the Muppet menagerie over at PBS?]

My son tends to be too critical of his own work (wonder where he gets that from?), and he said he thought the two new character cakes weren't as good as the Elmo cake he made for the twins last year.
I don't know, I think all of my boy's cakes are terrific!  (I believe the student has become the master!)  What say you, dear readers?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Iris!


      My boys never had much interest in helping me out in the kitchen when they were growing up (other than decorating the sugar cookies for Christmas with icing, M & M's, sprinkles, etc.). So it came as such a surprise to me when this son got so interested in the culinary arts after getting out on his own. He can cook, he can bake--he's even made homemade bread!

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    2. That's probably because he realized you wouldn't be making his food all the time!! My brother did the same thing when he got to college - he attended out of state. Funny how that works. Not-so-funny what we take for granted a lot of times.

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    3. I think you may be right! Come to think of it, son #2 (who didn't know where I kept the pots and pans growing up) now likes to fix occasional gourmet dinners for his girlfriend. Will wonders never cease?

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  2. So cute. What a good daddy!!

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    1. He really gets into the cake-making!

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  3. LOVE the cakes!!! So glad I stopped by. They are so great. I especially love big bird!!!

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, Tina! (I'm heading over to check out your blog.)

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    1. You'll have to get M to make his signature 1--minute dinosaur cakes for your future kids. ;)

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  5. Beautiful, I'm impressed! There's so much artistry in the Pearl family!

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  6. Those are impressive....and they are making me very hungry for cake now!

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