Throughout the last year, I made a few cakes. I could tell when I had done something especially right when the girl asked if that cake was for her. She wanted this cake and that cake... her theme for her birthday cake changed a few dozen times.
|She really wanted this one.|
When the time came to actually nail down the design, she came out of nowhere. "I want a cake that's tall like Rapunzel's tower."
O...K? Sure. I can do that.
We were looking online for ideas of how to make a tower cake when I asked her why she didn't want a Darth Vader cake. She recently started liking Darth Vader because he's shiny, he lights up, and her parents like him. She said Darth Vader cakes are not for girls.
Um... no. Have we learned nothing from Star Wars Katie?
So I showed her that Darth Vader riding a My Little Pony cake from Cake Wrecks:
|I just assume everyone has seen this...|
Last night, I made her cake. I baked the colors and stacked then with the 2 colors per layer:
I did the pretty texture on the sides:
Then I asked her: Darth Vader riding a My Little Pony, Darth Vader riding a triceratops (her favorite dinosaur), or Darth Vader riding a unicorn.
|Coloring in the unicorn|
|Rainbow hair and a red light saber|
|I didn't have enough icing left to do the intended pink border and I was getting too tired to make more|
|Add some strangely colored Star Wars and princess sugar cookies and some glitter hearts for the table|
|And there it is|
|How many hours of my life did this thing take? 8? 10?|