Lots of pictures of cake, cutie pie kids and a video. No knitting content herein.
So, wanna see my version of the Pirate Ship cake? I baked two 9x13 inch yellow cakes last night and let them cool overnight on the counter. This morning I got busy cutting and icing....
Step 1: cut 2.5 inches out of one of the 9x13 layers and stack it on top
Step 2: cut the remaining cake in half, stack 1/2 on top:
Step 3: cut into the shape of a boat
Step 4: spread on icing
The finished product- I used licorice for the cannon and scored the icing with a fork to make it look like wood.
And LM blowing out the candles:
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(note the use of a serving platter as a shield, since a breeze started up AS SOON AS we tried to light the candles. Of course.)
The party went great. Every self-respecting pirate needs a sword, so I gave out inflatable swords, bandanas, eye patches and self-stick moustaches to every party goer. The inflatable swords turned out to be the right choice (as opposed to hard plastic swords); the kids had a ball using them to whack slow moving adults as well as each other. I didn't get a chance to catch any of the kids in the whole get-up, except for LM....hopefully one of the neighbors will have a pic to share.
My to-do list from last night included making a pair of shorts for Monkey Boy that matched LM's pirate pants. I was actually able to finish the shorts and here they are:
I also have pictures galore from the party. See them here if you're interested.
The next post should have some knitting content, I promise!