Sunday, November 4, 2007

It's Not a Party 'til Someone Gets Hurt

We had Austin's birthday party yesterday. He's going to be 13 on this week. I'm going to be the parent of an official teenager! I don't know how that happened. It seems like I just had him yesterday.

Anyway, the party was fine until Savannah fell off the bunk bed. She was sitting on the top bunk, leaning back against the guard rail when the wood snapped and she fell backwards off the top bunk and landed flat on her back on top of the broken wood. It knocked the wind out of her. For the next hour she cried that her chest hurt and she couldn't take normal breaths. I really thought she was just bruised, but how do you know that nothing more serious is wrong? I had my mom, mil, aunt, grandma, and everyone telling me to take her to the ER, so I took her in and they did x-rays and an EKG to make sure her heart wasn't bruised. Everything looked fine. There were no broken bones. She's just bruised and really sore.

Honestly, if I'd had to guess which of my kids would go flying off a bunk bed, I would've put money on Clay. Oh well. It's not a party until some furniture gets broken and someone winds up in the ER, right?

My almost teenage son refused to tell me what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, so I made him this one...





Yes, it's a bacon cake. Not terribly creative, but the kid likes bacon. What can I say?





This was his cake last year. The most warped version of the Simpsons ever!
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93 comments:

Kristin said...

I"m not even going to get my hopes up that I'm first. But all I have to say is wow, you are so creative. If I make my kids a birthday it's a plain cake with the candy lettering for Happy B'day on it. So usually it's a trip to our supermarket bakery. Those are fantastic!

MissMel said...

I want a bacon birthday!!!!!
Yes, I am a complete stranger, but wanted to tell you thanks for your blog. I love reading your blog because it is like reading my life -- except I have a total of 68 profile views in one year and you have 68,000. Therein lies the difference.
Thanks for helping Mom's like me get through the day with some belly laughs between laundry loads.
Melonie

HILLARY said...

Maybe next year he'll tell you what he wants. I love it! Have you seen the Kitty Litter cake? Totally gross but sooo good. I'll send you a picture if you want!

Melissa said...

You don't seriously make those cakes do you!!!!????!!! And homemade Halloween costumes? Ugh!! Seriously - good for you!
Oh, and here's something for your blog... The only reason I'm up is b/c my dog-gone smoke detector battery wore out - yes, at quarter to 1 in the morning. You know how they'll just chirp, chirp, chirp along the whole night unless you get up and rip them out of the ceiling or find a working battery to feed them! And of course it goes off right smack in between the times I'm up feeding my baby. Oh, and my toddler was up tonight as well already. Ah, fun...

Dawn said...

LOL - yes I seriously make those cakes. You should see some of the wedding cakes I've done. :)
Yes, I've seen the kitty litter cakes! I made one for my daughter's class Halloween party last year. They're a little too real looking for me! :O
I'm sorry you're up with the smoke alarm, but I think it's funny that they tell us to change the batteries when we change the clocks and your battery died the day the clocks are changed!

Rick said...

And I thought the concept of carrot cake was bad. (Vegetables don't belong in cake.)

Puts new meaning to bringing home the bacon.

http://www.organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
I see you have crossed the 1.5 million "hit" mark. Congratulations and here's to the next 500,000 towards 2 million.
Sandy
HE, IL

Momma Mary said...

Link to Original Simpsons

If you will notice, you didn't do a bad job on the Simpsons Cake, you did an AWESOME job! You just got closer to the "original" Simpsons! :)

roseys madhouse said...

Wow you said you werent creative........I dont think so????
I could never create anything like those cakes. For birthdays in our house we have icecream cakes lol.

Linda Bowen said...

Wow! What awesome cakes! I love the Simpsons one... brilliant! You have to show us your wedding cakes... I'd love to see them. You're obviously very talented.

Becky said...

Your cakes ROCK, Dawn!! You're pretty handy in the cake decorating department! Show pictures of some of the wedding cakes, too...we wanna see!

Sorry to hear about your daughter getting hurt like that. Hope she's feeling better soon. And birthday blessings to Austin!

Cerys, UK said...

Thank you for posting the Simpson's cake, I now know what I'm doing for my soon to be 9 year old's birthday cake.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday must have been a day for accidents....my nephew jumped off the playground equipment and we thought he broke his wrist....after a visit to the ER and XRays...no broken bones.....

Hope Savannah feels better today...that can be quite scary not being able to catch your breath.

I think your cakes look terrific...I just wonder how you find the time to do all this!

Thehotrod5 said...

I am so sorry about the ER visit...ug....Glas she is ok though besides just being a little banged up.

Your cakes, by the way look awesome! My kids look forward everyyear to going to pick theirs out at walmart...they know their mom is about as creative as a roll of toilet paper. Where did you learn to bake like that? My mom was certainly not a baker (or a cook...but I can now hold my own in that department lol) but I have always wanted to learn.

Angela

suburbancorrespondent said...

Ha! Always assume the kid is fine if they're still talking, right? I can't imagine why we haven't had that accident here yet. Good thing the splintered guard rail broke her fall. Ahem.

Love the cake. I'm still running around trying to find some toy plastic cars to put on my oldest's cake (he turns 16 this week) - because those will be the only cars he gets from us.

girlymom said...

I give cake makers alot of R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!! You are a truly talently person. I don't know how you find the time, it must be a mom of lots of children thing, my mother in law has seven children and makes all the bday cakes around here. It was a fun party when we had a Carebear cake that was chocolate with orange frosting- everyone's teeth were pretty scary, we had fun with it! Happy Birthday to your teen!!

Julie said...

My 10 year old would LOVE LOVE LOVE a bacon cake! She seriously would eat a whole pound of bacon if I'd let her...
I recently became mom to a teenager, too, so I feel your pain! LOL (Anyone who wants to read about it, click my name...) Thanks for the laughs!! Glad to know your daughter will be okay!

Sleeping Mommy said...

I should get that bacon cake recipe so I can make it for my husband. He loves him some bacon.

And as far as the party, in my experience all the best parties involved a trip to the ER for someone so you must throw a hell of a party!

Melissa Garrett said...

Ouch ~ falling off the bunkbed! Glad there are no serious injuries.

The Simpsons cake is absolutely fantastic, but never in my life have I seen a bacon-themed cake. Truly original ;-)

The Beehive said...

That bacon cake is so funny! I have a vegephobe, so it would be ideal for him lol! The very same vegephobe also manages birthday specialities and two years ago managed to land up in the ER after impaling his head on a nail jumping on the bed!! I love parties me!!!!!! (NOT!)

Lucille said...

Wow woman - you continue to amaze me! YOU MADE those cakes? And I thought you said you had no Martha Stewart in you? I was proud of myself for unpacking a suitcase on the same day we got back from a trip! Geesh!

Glad your daughter is OK. They really are tougher then we are, aren't they? Can you IMAGINE if you fell from that height?

Happy Monday!

http://whosgoingtotellyou.blogspot.com/

Tamara said...

So I have enjoyed your blog immensely! I used to nanny for a family of 8 and I can totally related to much of what you say - especially the "hovering" from a few posts ago. The bacon cake is great. I'm in awe of the bacon cake! That's awesome.

Brenda said...

I a friend whose son talks about bacon all of the time. It is weird but kids are weird. I need to send her the address to your blog so she can see that cake! I'm glad your daughter is ok. The Simpson cake is cute. I buy cakes. NOT creative.

KKD said...

Can you please share how you made the "bacon"? What is it made out of? My fiance loves bacon, seriously to the point of a joke, and I think this would be hilarious.

I love your blog. I sent it to my dad to see if it reminded him of when us kids were growin up (he has 5). Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I read it everyday.

How did you make the bacon look like real bacon?

My son also likes bacon, he likes it so much that when he came home from school, my father-in-law was here and ask him "how was school today"? My son says "good"
"I like bacon" needless to say my father-in-law was speechless!

Thanks for the laughs you give me daily!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

I'm hiring you to bake my cakes from now on. I want a fried egg cake.
:)

Jen said...

A bacon cake!?! Now I really have seen everything!

Stella said...

mmmmm bacon!
I am totally doing a breakfast themed party for my kids this year! No more Elmo...can't stand how the red icing stains my hands!

Faith said...

My husband would love a bacon cake! Personally, I think that it was rather creative; I know I wouldn't have thought to make it!

Melissa said...

I want to know how the heck you made that bacon! That is the coolest cake. The Simpson's cake looks good, too. Where in the world do you find time?

I hope Savannah is feeling better today. Do you feel like you'll ever get through a party without having to head to the ER?

lisanne said...

I have *never* seen a bacon cake before! That's hilarious! I love me some bacon, too! :D Happy birthday to him! I can't get over that Simpsons cake. INCREDIBLE!!! I sure hope that your daughter feels better soon. I remember falling off my bathroom sink when I was a kid (I was climbing up to see in the mirror). Fell straight on my back and got the wind knocked out of me. Thought that I was dying, hehe :)

Michelle said...

A bacon cake?! That is neat. I want one! Can you be my mom? LOL

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oh my gosh Dawn, those cakes are great! love it!

Cyndy said...

Well, my son is just a year behind yours...I made him a mars (as in the planet) cake and forgot to take a picture. ;< Oh, well. I will be reading faithfully to see how the thirteenth year goes...it will give me an idea of what to expect!

Jill in Atlanta said...

I don't do fondant, but I do make fun, home made cakes. I've made a "choo choo", a caterpillar, a helicopter, a space ship, a robot and the Earth. My favorite was the request for the space ship. Stumped as to how to make it, I finally had him (3yo) draw one. What he made looked more like a flying saucer, so I baked in a Bundt pan, put a paper bowl on top of the hole, frosted it all white, then added M&M's in a circle around the bowl. Easy and cute! For a robot I just pulled out every baking pan I have and told him to make them into a robot on the floor. I made cakes in all of them and then reassembled his pattern. Maybe he's really just more creative than me!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm impressed. How can I bake such a cake?

Since I'm not really talented I would just take bacon, a lot of meat and a littlebit white paint to rebuild your cake...

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of a Kitty Litter cake before so I checked it out on the net. That is so GROSS! I told my husband about it though and he thought it was pretty funny. I'll have to remember it for next Halloween! Love your cakes. I like to decorate my own, but they never look that good.

Deb in OPKS

Lisa M said...

I agree with everyone! Darling cakes! And I think you need to share with us how you made the "bacon". That is hysterical!

Jen said...

I'll take 14 of those bacon cakes please. That is so cute! And now I crave bacon. Damn pregnancy cravings.

Heidi said...

Those are fantastic cakes! I had no idea it was possible to make "bacon" and people. I'm so impressed!

Melissa said...

My oldest son fell off the top bunk on St. Patricks day about 4 years ago. We were right in the middle of remodeling our home and all three of my kids were in one room.( yes, it was crowded.) I came running into the room, after beening woken from a deep sleep, to seeing blood all over his face, arms, and hands. The other two kids were only 3 and 4 and completely freaked out and crying. My bleeding son was like -"cool, I'm okay, I'm okay". I took him into the bathroom and started cleaning up the blood - starting at his hands, arms, chin... looked into his mouth and saw one front tooth sideways and the other M.I.A. I got completely dizzy and told my Husband to take over. I walked down the hall, my knees locked up and all I remember was seeing both my husband and son staring at me with the funniest schocked expressions on their faces as I passed out while stumbling back pass the bathroom. My Son was fine other than loosing his two front teeth prematurely. When it comes to my kids, my husband has to handle the major bleeding accidents. They all tease me and love to hear the story of when mommy passed out when Big Brother fell out of bed and how funny it would have been if I too, had knocked out my teeth! Thank God I didn't and that neither of our children were seriously injured. Love your blog.

Sarah R said...

Wow - the cakes are impressive. I wish I were that talented!

http://iamabiggirl.blogspot.com

Loth said...

Love the bacon cake! I sometimes find it is better not to ask what cake they want. When my son was 7 he was into Egyptology and decided he wanted a Tutenkhamun cake. Took us 3 days.

Anonymous said...

WOW.. I never put 2 and 2 toegether! My Austin turns 13 in a couple weeks! Not looking forward to those "teen years"!

Great cakes!

Anonymous said...

I have 5 kids (4 boys and a girl). Whenever someone asks me how the family is, my usual reply is "Well, we haven't been to the emergency room in 4 weeks, so we're doing OK!"

Anonymous said...

wow!! you have ALOT of creativity. (sp?) They both look great. (I noticed you even put Homer's Duff Beer can!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi Dawn,

Great work on the cakes! (Is the bacon made from "fruit by the foot"?) Also, glad your daughter is alright, must have been pretty scary!

I have a shoe update for you!! Look at the sales add from Dick's Sporting Goods from yesterday's paper. They have "winter" Crocks!! It says they have synthetic fur lining that is removable and washable, too cool!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

WOW Dawn, you could go to work for The ACE OF CAKES...he would LOVE you!!!
:)He's from the food network!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_db

Hope Savannah is feeling better today - what a scare! I would have freaked!!

We had our first broke bone and our first SEVERE food allergy...that was enough stress to last me until their weddings!!!

courtcourt said...

LOVE the bacon cake! How original!

SierraValleyMom said...

Great cakes!!! Thanks for your blog and information on blogging. I just found your blog a couple of days ago and I love reading all of your posts! Thanks for being an inspiration to write. I know that most people will not have an experience like you have, but just writing for the sake of writing is good, too. I have started a blog (never thought I would before I saw yours!) and I will see where it leads. I have been thinking about writing for a while, but had no idea where to begin. And with a two year old and an almost one year old, I really don't think I can't really rent a cabin in the woods and bring a typewriter and write the next great American novel! Even without the babies, that seems pretty unlikely! So blogging seems like a good place to start. Thanks again for what you are doing! I am know you are an encouragement and inspiration to countless women (and probably men too!)

sara said...

I came across a link to your Pokemon cards listing and linked to it on my blog too... just like it's linked on the friend of a friend of friend of mine's where I saw it originally... who knew something like that could end up making you famous!

Love the cakes -- I always go all out on my kids' cakes too!

Liz said...

First off, happy birthday to Austin! Hope his first year as a teenager is wonderful for him!

Your story about what happened to Savannah is just proof positive for me that bunk beds and birthday parties mix about as well as brake fluid and bleach! (FYI...don't try that for real folks, okay?!?) Two years ago Trey was rocking on the top bunk of his bed and the whole thing COLLAPSED!! This is a metal bunk frame we're talking here! I was never so thankful my little guys weren't in bed...and that none of the other kids were in the bottom bunk, either! Luckily no one was hurt!

Your cakes look awesome! I can bake, but I really have nothing to offer in the artistic department. That's where my sister comes in ;o)

Have a great one!!

~Liz
http://4guysn1liz.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

Oh my goodness...I hope that your daughter is feeling better. I can't imagine how sore she is today!

A bacon cake? that is GREAT, I hope he loved it. :) Happy birthday to Austin, 13, wow.

Daina said...

I LOVE the bacon cake!!!!But I'm a huge fan of bacon:)I second (or third) the idea of putting up pictures of your wedding cakes! I make my son's b-day cakes, but they're lucky to get something resembling balloons on them:(

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

OOPS! About the shoes, I meant to say "crocs", not crocks - like having my feet warm and cozy, but wearing crockpots for shoes would be a bit extreme. :0 doh!

Anonymous said...

Our family motto is "It isn't a vacation without a trip to the emergency room". My "baby" is now 21 years old...but some things never change.

Rachel said...

I'm impressed. My 4 year old actually thought that I knew how to make a pirate ship cake when his birthday rolled around. I convinced him that a store bought cake would be much prettier.

I grew up with 3 brothers and no celebration was complete without a trip to the emergency room. My parents started rotating hospitals because they were so embarrassed and how often they ended up there. Now I'm going to have three boys and I'm dreading the ER trips as they get older.

Angie said...

Just a quick comment to say that bacon cake has got to be the most hilarious and most creative thing I have ever, ever seen, in all my nearly 30 years.

I hope Savannah is feeling better! That must have been so scary for her, and you.

http://motherofmischief.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Dawn,
LOVE LOVE LOVE the bacon cake!!! The Simpsons cake is really cool!
My Mom also used to make the most fantastic cakes. She would make them for us and all of my cousins, that added up to about 18 a year. The most memorable was when I was 4, and she made the cutest little school house cake. I loved it, but apparently it was a major pain to make, and then when she cut it at my party, it fell apart. She vowed NEVER to make another school house cake. She would get mad at us every time we mentioned it. When my son (the first grandchild) turned 3, my brother got him to ask Grandma for a school house cake, and of course, she made it for him. It fell apart as she was making it, and so he ended up with a train cake. (six small cakes made in loaf pans, arranged in a circle attatched with licorice, and decorated with candy to look like a train. Way cute!)
I also rember being at my cousin's birthday parties, (when we were kids;-) and inventing games that included flipping off the top of the bunk beds. We would also go in a room, turn off the lights, crawl around in the dark, and head butt each other, and we would slide backwards down the carpeted stairs, so we all had rug burns on our tummies. Really, I'm surprised that any of us survived these family gatherings.
Glad to hear your daughter is O.K.
I'm anxious to see how this whole teenager thing works for you. Our oldest just turned 12, so we have another year.
Love you blog, it gives me some much needed laughter in my day!!
Jill

Kandy Seaton Smith said...

Your cakes are amazing! I'm laughing so hard at the bacon cake...my 13 year old son loves bacon too...hmmm. Did you use fruit by the foot or fruit rollups or something?

Matchbox Mom said...

Good luck with the teenager!
Oh so sorry to hear about your little lady falling off of the bunkbed. Poor kid!
I hope the rest of the day was good! You're right...it's not a party til someone gets hurt!

Tami

Jenn said...

my web has a few pictures of the one I jsut did. http://dragonfly.kenaiwriter.net/
I enjoy doing cakes as well. yours is wonderful. both of them. I am so impressed how easy is fondu to use? one thing I haven't ventured into yet.
DFly

Anonymous said...

You are super creative. My mom was super creative too. One day I hope to be like her when it comes to my son and his siblings (whenever I have them:) b-days.

Mishel said...

You are super creative. My mom was a super creative woman too who made sure that our b-days were special like this too. I only remember Strawberry Shortcake though. I hope that one day when my son and his siblings (whenever I have more) have b-days that they are just as special too. I typed a comment earlier but forgot to put my name so I had to retype and I elaborated on it:)

Kimmykay said...

I LOVE your cakes. my oldest is turning 13 in February and he would love both of those cakes. LOL. Thanks for the smiles.

Kelli said...

Talk about technology challenged, it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to post a comment! Dawn, I am a faithful reader of your Blog and truly enjoy reading about your parenting challenges and successes. I have to say you inspore me to try to not take this motherhood thing so seriously all the time. Sometiems you just have to find the humor in cleaning up puke or you will go crazy! The reason I am writing today is because I am the mother of two premature babies. My frist child was born at 24 weeks weighing just one pound and 8 oucnes. He is now 7 years old and doing very well. My daughter was born at 34 weeks with a blood disorder. My husband and I credit the March of Dimes for the lives of both of our children and are now active volunteers for the organizaiton. I wanted you to know that November is Prematurity Awareness month. Currently one out of every eight babies born in the US is born too soon, too small. Many have to fight to survive and many go on to lead lives full of challenges. The March of Dimes is at the forefront of the fight against premature birth. I was hoping you might share with your readers that November is Prematurity Awareness Month and direct them to the March of Dimes Website for more inforamtion www.marchofdimes.com. The March of Dimes offers an online support group for all parents who have experienced prematurity or a baby born with birth defects. I wrote a story about my experience with premature birth that I would be honored to share with you if you would be interested in receiving it. I am truly blessed to have both of my children -- they are nothing less than miracles (as are all babies). Part of my thanksgiving for my children is educating others about prematurity and helping those that are now experiencing the tragedy of a baby born too soon. Thanks Dawn for helping me find the humor and beauty in my job as a mom. You came along at just the right time! Best wishes, Kelli

Patty said...

Love the cakes! Happy birthday to your oldest! Welcome to the club, you know the one titled "Moms of teenagers." It only gets more stressful from here. ;)

Vanessa said...

You = completely talented. Who would ever come up with the idea of a bacon cake? Just think of what he will say when he is older... "yeah, my mom made me a bacon cake for my birthday one year..."

HippyMom said...

Hi Dawn!

I really enjoy your blog! I'm a Mom of 5 and I can SO relate!

Just wanted to say hi since my oldest is turning 13 this week also! Her B-day is tomorrow, so I'm off to the store to buy the cake ingredients and the snack to take to school (ice cream bars!)

Happy 13th, Austin!

onthegomom said...

I am simply amazed by your 'bacon' cake. That is utterly the most creative cake I have seen. My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES bacon, she could probably eat a pound herself (and she is almost 10 and skinny as a rail). I will have to show her the cake and she if she wants a 'bacon' birthday :)

Glad to hear your daughter is okay. We always call it a successfull party if no one ends up in ER, in our family.

http://momoftheyear-not.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Welcome to the Parents Of Teens club. I've been a member for a whole week and a half now. I'm a little nervous about the new stage in our lives. But, I am going to remain confident that my son will not be like every other teenage boy in America. lol
Still enjoying your blog!
Lisa
http://rollinwiththepunches.blogspot.com/2007/10/happy-birthday-alex-yikes-13.html

Rainne said...

How did you make the bacon? My best friend LOVES bacon more than anything in the world, and I would love to make her this cake for her next birthday.

Rainne
Wenatchee, WA

Sassy said...

When my son had his 15th birthday party in August, I thought it was a really great idea to go to the dollar store to get him, his 5 friends, and his girlfriend ninja sets, which consisted of fake nunchucks, swords, and throwing stars. Within 15 minutes of the kids arriving, one of them had broken his toe. He had to have his toenail removed. How gross is that???!!! I felt really bad, but it seemed like a good idea at the time!

Manic Mom said...

OK! I am freaking out at how awesome those cakes are!! They are amazing! And a bacon cake--who woulda thunk it? My Tukey LOVES bacon too.

And simpsons... What'd it taste like? Duff beer and donuts... D'oh!!!

I still can't believe you are mom-to-six, a writer, blogger, wife, and incredible baker too!

So many talents!

I'm waiting for you to sneak on by, or any of your readers, so you can play Minute With Manic!!!

http://www.manicmommy.blogspot.com

Brooke said...

Can you make me a donut cake???

nutralady2001 said...

This is a comment to a comment.....Melissa of the cricket chirping smoke alarm battery

Years ago I turned the house upsidedown trying to find this noise....I emptied drawers convinced there was a cricket in one of them , it didn't matter what room I was in, it was there ( and we had a big house) I tapped pipes, listened up the chimney I was at the point of ringing the plumber/the electrician/anyone who'd rid me of the noise I was even willing to drag in strangers off the street (almost) I'm lying there at 2.00am "chirp" chirp" suddenly had a flash of brilliance ( I do get them from time to time) I got up got the ladder ( old house/ high ceilings you even needed a ladder to change the light bulbs) climbed up and ripped the little stinker out of the casing

Oh did I mention the house was also populated by one husband and 3 children (OK 2 of them were fairly young I'll let them off) and they didn't have a clue either?

I'm glad Savannah is OK and I gotta ask....that isn't really bacon is it? Knew I shouldn't have asked :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn! This is my first comment, but I have been a long time "lurker". I found your blog by way of your Pokemon auction which had me in tears (and I don't even have kids yet!) and I look forward to reading your daily posts. Glad to hear Savannah is ok....that story reminded me of something that happened a LONG time ago that I thought you might get a kick out of (and keep in the back of your mind in case your kids argue about who gets the top and/or bottom bunk). I am the oldest of 3 kids....when the youngest came along my sister and I were forced to share a room with a bunk bed. Because we always argued about who got the top and/or bottom, the solution was that we would switch periodically (don't remember if it was every week, other week, month or what). Needless to say, one morning when my alarm clock went off to wake me for school, I rolled over to hit the snooze button but hit the floor (and the dresser) on my way down....obviously forgetting that we had "switched" the night before! Imagine being in high school and later going to the nurses office complaining of a headache because you fell out of your bunk bed!! ha Anyway, keep up the good work - you are loved by your loyal readers! Can't wait for your book!

korkie said...

you're a pastry chef and artist too??

This way more than I can handle. I'll be sending you my "Domestic Goddess" tiara.

Wear it proudly, you deserve it.

Korkie

momofsixteen said...

I sure wish I had time to do a personal cake. That bacon cake is awesome! With 12 of our 16 kids living at home, I am doing well to get the cupcakes made for the school, so we opt to get them an ice cream cake, and I don't feel so bad, because they love those! More about our family at:

http://callmecrazy-momofsixteen.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

How do you do it? Six kids and you have time to make cakes?! Wow, my kids get cakes from Wal-mart. If I'm lucky and remember to order in advance, they might get a homemade one from a friend who makes cakes! Great job, especially the Simpsons cake. Happy birthday to Austin and I'm sorry to hear Savannah got hurt!

www.kathy-iamwhoiam.blogspot.com

miriam said...

I cringed when I read your story about the bunk bed drop off. When I was 10ish, my three other younger brothers and I decided we had enough of our older brothers' bullying, so we took his bed apart. Mechanical geniuses that we were we unscrewed every screw on that bed and carefully put it back together so that when he sat on it, it was crash on top of him. And yes we did have parents living in the same home.

Unfortunetly, my brother did not sit on the bed, but my dad did and it crashed on him.

Lindsy said...

I thought it was a creative cake! Seriously, how many kids can say they've had a BACON cake??
It was my oldest son't birthday 2 weeks ago and he had a "burger and fries" cake....aka yellow cake buns, brownie "burger" and sugar cookie "fries"....everyone at his party was wondering why the candle was in the hamburgers...ha ha ha ha...fooled them!

Me, Michele Ruth, and I !! said...

Okay, the bacon cake is brilliant! I love it! My daughter is a bacon-freak but I don't think I could ever make a bacon cake. She does however have bacon adhesive bandages for her cuts (there's a wacky store in Seattle that sells all kinds of stuff like that). My kids are lucky if I make them cupcakes with lopsided, lumpy frosting. Cake-decorating is not one of my skills. Great job, Dawn!

Rachel said...

You totally jinxed me! My youngest fell off the top bunk last night and busted his nose all to heck! Another late night in the ER for this mommy...

IARainman said...

I love the Bacon Cake.

Are you familiar with Comedian Jim Gaffigan, he does a lot of stuff about his love of bacon. Here's his Cafepress store, funny bacon stuff. http://www.cafepress.com/jimgaffigan/2746089

HeyItsBeej said...

Courtney turned 14 last week - on Halloween. I feel (have felt) your impending teenagehood pain! :::insert music of doom and peril:::




http://heyitsbeej.livejournal.com/

Anonymous said...

i just thought i would point out that your simpsons characters remind me of the wallace and gromit characters! awesome job, you are soooo creative!!! :o)

annieck said...

Love the bacon cake! I think that is super creative!!!
I'm enjoying your life. Thanks for sharing!

JO said...

A bacon cake - very creative. The best I've ever done is a Bunny Cake when my son's birthday fell on easter. You win.

I love your blog. I have 5 kids too and live among totaly chaos - teens and triplets - and coincidentially, I happened to mention bacon in my blog today (newbie here). Bacon has absolutely no redeeming value - LOL.

Keep up the good work.



http://teensandtriplets.blogspot.com/

JO

Nicki said...

Those cakes are very creative! Much better than I would even attempt! I'm glad your little girl is okay. That's really scary.

Shelley said...

The cakes are great! Just think, you could even combine those two, and Homer says "Mmmmm...bacon!"

The Birthday Party Lady said...

Bacon cake! I love it!!!

Just Jaime said...

The cake is perfect! Thank you so much, you've inspired me to make a bacon cake for my husband's birthday. Too funny!

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