When we last left off, we were discussing how I am a lame mom who convinced her kids to settle for a school party rather than the huge, elaborate superhero party that they really wanted. Ok, I may have been feeling a bit guilty about this as I dropped them off at school and may have ordered balloons and gone with two cakes (ok, one cake and cupcakes) and figured out a way to hang a banner and capes outside to make their party more official.
And this was what my kids looked like when they saw their party outside at school:
And this is what they looked like passing out capes to their friends. Everyone loved getting a cape to take home. Théa and Gus loved being able to give something to their friends.
Thanks to Michele at the Scrap Shoppe for making an awesome Spiderman cake with absolutely no plastic and posting photos of it on the internet for lame moms like me to copy. Michele, you are a rock star. Your cake definitely came out better than mine but I am still not willing to call mine a total Pinterest fail.
You too can make this cake. First step was to bake a cake. Out of a box. Are you still with me? Right. Frost that cake. Canned frosting is perfectly acceptable. We are talking about four year olds here. Now, spend an hour sorting through an industrial sized bag of M&Ms to find all of the red ones. Check.
To make the design, I started by cutting something resembling eyes out of paper, laying them on the frosted cake and tracing around them with black pre-made frosting. People, this is not Martha Stewart. We are working with what we have. I free-hand traced spider webs all over the remainder of the cake and filled the spots in with red M&Ms. For the eyes, I used white sprinkles from the Disney princess sprinkle kit at the grocery. Once again, use what you can find. I wish I had used more M&Ms but was under a slight time crunch and didn’t notice the lack of M&Ms until I saw the photos later.
I had grand plans to make some awesome Wonder Woman cupcakes like these to go with the Spiderman cake. That did not happen. But Théa was convinced that she had Wonder Woman cupcakes by virtue of the fact that her cupcakes had red wrappers, blue frosting, and gold crown sprinkles (from the same Disney princess sprinkle set). It was a win-win situation.
All in all, it was an excellent birthday.