Sunday, April 20, 2008

Birthday Party and Batman Cake

Yesterday was CooCoo's birthday party, and it was a blast! Here is the cake, which I made. I've been making the kids' cakes for the past few years. I will always remember a cookie monster cake I had as a child that I thought my mom made. Well, when I had children of my own, I mentioned it to her. Ends up, she bought it! I was so disappointed that I decided to always make my children's cakes. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, and the crowd loved it!

We rented a big Batman moonwalk, and we had the party at the playground in the neighborhood where we bought our lot. We grilled hot dogs and had a nice, simple party. The other change I've made to our parties in the past year is that they are environmentally responsible, but I think I'll make that a post for another day.

We asked all the kids to dress up in superhero costumes, and our two oldest boys wore batman pajamas. Coo was so happy that some kids from his school came. Especially the girls. Does that start already? I'm sad I have no pictures to post. I let other people take pictures, so I'll post them when I get them.

I think the party was a big success, and I still can't believe it was his fifth!


Leah said...

Yeah, I can't believe it's his fifth too!! Wow. Time is flying by.

Coffee Lover said...

Awesome job on the cake!! How long did it take you to make it? I am so intimidated by that kind of stuff!

Johnna said...

It took a couple days to make, but that was because my hands are so full with the baby. Well, and because I made a ton of mistakes this time. I dropped half the first cake on the floor trying to turn it onto a cooling rack. I ran out of frosting and had to hit the store again. Then I messed up the second batch of frosting by getting fat in the egg whites too soon. I was sloppy. Don't be intimidated, though. It's easier than it looks. For instance, I drew the face three times. You just scrape it off if it doesn't turn out well and try again. I'm far from an artist, so I'm convinced anyone can do it.