The next time I call myself a crappy mom, please shove these photos in my face to remind me that I, at two very last minute requests, hand decorated two store bought cookie cakes with Rainbow Dash and Hello Kitty.
I’m not gonna lie. I admired those cakes all morning before the party.
Normally, even given ample warning time, I’d be all Sorry, kids the cake store was all out of Rainbow Dash and Hello Kitty cakes. I mean, I had every intention of writing their name or something lame like that. Maybe putting a big “5” on there somewhere. But actually drawing something left room for failure that writing their names didn’t, and I get stage fright when asked to create something that will be seen by actual people.
Then I was all, Seriously Leigh Ann. RD and HK are like the easiest of the easy characters to draw. At least they didn’t ask for something from Skylander or some shit like that, right?
I could do this.
So I set off whipping up some butter cream frosting. That’s right, I go hard core homemade. Like so hardcore that I stop everything and run to the store when I find I’m half a cup short on powdered sugar instead of asking any of my neighbors. Silver lining, I now have a shitton of powdered sugar for the next time I decide to hand draw cartoon characters out of sugar and butter.
Then there was coloring the frosting. Nothing like a little artificial dye, amirite?
All in all, big success. If you’re curious, My resources I used were printed images that I cut out and traced and a severely underused art degree.
Also, I have to tell you, if you have a YMCA in your area that does birthday parties, jump on that bandwagon. This was definitely one of the best parties we’ve ever been to, and definitely the best one we’ve thrown. I’m pretty birthday party deficient. I hate planning them, and here I didn’t have to do anything but bring the cakes. NOTHING. Well, I had to book the party, and that even almost didn’t get done, but after it was booked? NOTHING BUT CAKES, Y’ALL.High five, YMCA.
We opted for the gymnastics party, which was a total win. The party hosts were amazing and made sure that we could relax and enjoy our kids’ party. Plus they cut the cakes around my super amazing decorations.
I’ll be patting myself on the back for months for this one. Until next year comes and I have to think of something else. Oh, the pressure!
Sorry for the blurry pics. These kids was in motion!