Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Hard is it to Find a Birthday Cake???

Joshua's birthday was back in November. We had planned a sleepover/party and then had to cancel it, but sort of still had the kids over. Then we decided to have an "official" basketball party at the church -- until we found out we couldn't use the church. So, somehow, in all the Thanksgiving, anniversary, birthday, Christmas, holiday "stuff", we never managed to properly celebrate Joshua's birthday with a CAKE. And, you know, it's not a birthday until you've had cake, right?

It dawned on me just a few weeks back that we didn't have cake and I mentioned it to Kevin and we both said we had to get cake. Now, Joshua hasn't mentioned it at all, so I'm not sure what that means. Maybe he forgot too. I don't know.

Sunday night, Josh is having a few friends over to watch, WWE: Royal Rumble. We are having pizza, sodas and LOTS of boy junk food and I thought, "What better time to have his birthday cake?" Now, it's not a birthday party, but it was a good time to have the cake.

So today I made a stop at Publix to order a wrestling cake. Uh. No. The only wrestling they had was high school type wrestling -- but pretty plain/bland. Not what I was looking for. So I head over to Sam's to get a cake there. I call Kevin and we develop the "back up plan" in case they don't have a wrestling cake. We'll do basketball. Great plan since a lot of the kids are on Josh's basketball team. Ok, Plan B is ready. Uh. No. Not only do they have nothing wrestling, the only thing they can put on a basketball cake is some "picks" that look like basketballs. Can anyone envision a sheet cake with basketball picks all stuck in it? Can you say, "Cake Wrecks????" Can you see 11 and 12 year old boys with basketball picks watching wrestling? I don't think I have enough insurance.

So I decide I can make MY OWN birthday cake if I go over to Wal*mart (yes, I loathe Wal*mart) and get some WWE figures to put on it. While I'm there hunting for John Cena,

ummm, I mean, wrestling action figures, I see a really cool wrestling ring with action figures of John Cena and Mr. Big Show. Only it's $30. I'm sorry, yes, it's a cool toy and would look great on top of a cake and all, but $30? Um. No. So I settled on getting action figures of John Cena (surprised??) and Randy Orton. Then, I get really creative and get some of those Oreo cookie sticks and call a friend to scrounge up some red yarn. I'm going to make a wrestling ring on my cake and plop my figures right in the ring. I tell my friend Stoney it will either be fantastic or the next blog entry on Cake Wrecks (if you've never been to the site, take a minute to click the link above and you'll have a GREAT time!!). While I'm on the phone with Stoney bemoaning having to pay $11 for a sheet cake pan, guess who I ran into??? My mama!!!! And even better, she HAS a sheet cake pan that I can BORROW. Life is good, isn't it?

So, stay tuned for photo results of the WWE Royal Rumble cake on Sunday night. Let's hope it's fabulous -- or at least not too embarrassing.


Mom to 2 Angels said...

I can't wait to see it! Sounds like a great idea.

The Barrios Family said...

We have the BEST cake person at the church! You should have called Kenya, she's fantastic & can make pretty much any kind of cake possibly!

But I am pretty excited to see how your cake comes out!

The Stahnke's said...

This is why I always end up making my kids cakes. You can never find the right cake with the theme you want. The bakeries have gotten real generic over the years of what different kinds of cakes they will do. If you don't have a toddler or a little kid then most of the cakes wont work. Have fun making it! I always get such gratification from doing it myself, regardless how it turns out!!!