Thursday, August 17, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake

Ta da!

It is Thomas the Tank Engine in edible cake form for your viewing pleasure. Can you believe this cake cost half as much as my wedding cake which fed over 100 people? It definitely was a splurge, but you only have a first day of school EVER once.

Jacob's first day went allright. They are learning letters and what sounds they make but Jacob already knows that. I think he is a little ahead of most of the kids, the stuff he brings home is like the stuff he did last year and, of course, he can read. I don't know if any of the other kids can but I felt my chest puff out when he went around the tables and read all the kid's names off their tags. Yep, that's my kid! He might not be the best behaved but he's smart!





As you can see the cake was a big hit. It came in a huge box shaped like a train shed and I think Jacob liked that better than the cake itself. Adam was just thrilled to be eating cake. We had blue lips and blue teeth afterwards and my fingernails are still a blue tint today. It took two baths to wash it off, makes me wonder if it's safe to ingest. When I went downstairs this morning I found blue frosting on the pantry door and all over the table. I clean it up and
it mysteriously reappears! I won't even go into the technicolor diapers I have changed today. The best part is that I can reuse these Thomas pieces and make this cake on my own. I won't have to bake that dreaded cake pan Thomas with the three hours of frosting stars EVER again! It was almost worth the price just for that!

11 comments:

OneHungMan said...

Very impressive cake!!!

Amie said...

I love the cake! I'm sure the boys were thrilled with it. Now I want some cake...

Beck said...

That's a beautiful cake! Weirdly enough, I also posted pictures of a train cake today! But what a sweet way to mark the first day of school - you're such a good mom.

DeAnna said...

Wow! That's an awesome cake and what a wonderful way to start the first day of school!

Michelle said...

Wow what a cake! And yes you should be proud; sounds like he's doing great!

Tracey said...

That's some cake! And I hate blue frosting. It always takes forever to get rid of!

Crossing my fingers that he has a good year in kindergarten. Justin is really smart (but not the best behaved) too, and I think that those 2 things combined led to some boredom... which led to some mischief (to put it nicely).

Shane said...

What a georgeous cake! Kudos for you, mom. We took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese after their first day of school....and spent way too much too.

Lynsey said...

How fun! Oh to be a kid again...not I'm craving cake.

sweet memories said...

what a wonderful celebration! congrats to all of you for the first day of kindergarden!

Tammy and Parker said...

Ah, but what memories that cake will make! Such a great way to celebrate!

firstborn said...

wow! that is SOME cake!!!! how wicked fun for jacob, adam & you!!!

mary ann xo