Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Creativity stifled

I am not a crafty person. Let's admit this right now. I like to do crafts, I like to imagine that I do them well, but let's face it...mediocore at best....and I'm very definitely okay with that. I like to decorate a cake for my kids' birthday. I did a mermaid cake for Kember this year and Caden still talks about his snake cake for his second birthday (crazy eh). Since Cole's b-day is in less than a week I thought I'd plan ahead, try to get some ideas, you get the picture. Nothing on the website I was looking on was inspiring me and I got to looking at other things. Then it hit me. Cole is (maybe...depending if I get it done or even try to do it) going to be a skunk this year for Halloween because he's my cute little stinker (and I can't find the spider costume that we had for Caden when he was Cole's size). Great! I'll make a cake and decorate it like a skunk, so cute (or a little weird haven't decided which yet, but leaning toward weird...you'll find out why in a minute.) So I'm searching and looking....googling, you get the picture and I type in "how to decorate a skunk cake". I realize that my searching skills need work, but this is what I tried this time. No luck. Lot's of hits, but nothing of what I was looking for. I guess people think skunk and think, "EWWWW!" Well, whatever. After I found a site that talked about making butter and cake out of marijuana I gave up my searching. Seriously, a cake out of maijuana. Really, people make stuff like that? Why on Earth would you do that? and what does it have to do with my searching? Anyway, crazy stuff....maybe he just won't get a fun little cake this year.

5 comments:

Rorie said...

Well, I supposed if they put marijuana in brownies, why not cake?
I think a skunk cake would be cute! Good luck with that. Lots of black frosting though, which might be interesting.

Jewelle said...

That is a cute idea! Here's what I would do. I would get a picture of the skunk off of bambi and look at it for reference. Then I would try searching animal cakes that are a little more common that you could "adapt" into a skunk. I bet their is a chipmunk cake out their somewhere. You know Alvin and the chipmunks. Anyway, if there is a chipmunk out there, just make the tail bigger and you got a skunk! Happy searching! Oh, and don't try and make your own black frosting. It doesn't work in my experience. Buy a little bottle of Wilton cake dye. It is a little expensive but it lasts forever so you can use it next year when you want to do something like a dog cake. Ummm...sorry this was so long! :)

Loni said...

Good ideas OR you could just use the skinny string black licorice and put on enough to make it look like hair. If that didn't make sense ask and I'll try to explain.

michelle said...

My favorite cake for Jarom was a dirt cake. So easy. Brown frosting with gummy worms coming out of it. If you think that you aren't creative, you will definitely feel better when you see my lack of.:)

Andrea said...

I have black food coloring if you need it. And, I was also thinking of using the skunk from Bambi as a reference. :)