Thursday, March 18, 2010

My baby boy turns 5 today

My third born, the laughter of the house, the stubborn snuggler turns five today. This boy has the comedic timing of Steve Martin...I'm not lyin'. I can't believe he'll be leaving the nest this fall to head out to kindergarten. We have so much fun together...I'll totally miss him.
Aaron saw this cake in Family Fun a couple of weeks ago and was in awe. "That's the cake I want for my birthday mom...a dirtbike cake!" Some of you who know me may know that cake making is not really a skill I possess but I was determined to give my little man a cake he would be proud of. Something like 13 dollars later I was ready to make this cake...sans the donut holes because if I bought them I'd eat every last me.
I did not make mine as large as the mag...they called for FOUR nine inch round cakes...that's just WAY TOO MUCH cake. So I did it with two. Large pretzel rods for the logs to line the track.
Tessa crushed hydrox cookies for the dirt on the track.
Fruit roll ups for the finish line and the flags on the small pretzel sticks.
Cocoa puffs for rocks and cookie crisp for stones. The finishing touch was the "dirt bike". I believe this is actually a street racer but as the man doesn't seem to notice there's a difference I'm not going to point it out.
I think someone REALLY likes their cake and I guess after many past failures with cake making I'm finally getting better.
Tessa wants a poodle next month...hmmm we'll just have to wait and see.


michelle said... in chocolate heaven, i'll be right over to help you eat that! it looks awesome. practice, everything takes practice!! give aaron loves from us, we're praying that jim will find a job back in the west. missin you like you can't imagine!

The Morris Family said...

What a lucky little guy to have such a talented mommy!

Jenn Diercks said...

Thanks for reminding me I have to pick up that magazine. We saw it in the Dr. office and Colin wants the "mushroom" looking cake on the previous page for his birthday. He thinks they look like houses from Super Mario Bros.

Happy 5th Birthday Aaron! I hope you had a fantastic day!