A long time ago, I had these adorable people.
This was thirteen years ago tomorrow, in fact, the day we brought Ryan home. He was an 8 pound moose; I felt ripped off, since I'd had 2 month old babies who were that size!
Jeffrey took Ryan kayaking for his birthday. They both had a bit of sunburn issues!
Given a design idea by Mark, Shannon, my assistant cake decorator and yesterday's "Ace of Cakes" drew the picture on the cake: a giraffe riding a bicycle. Yes, 9 year olds have peculiar ideas.
In keeping with tradition, I made a marble cake. Obviously, Thor didn't get any, but he did get Milk Bones. A good day was had by all.
(For anyone who wants to know, use a yellow boxed cake mix for marble cake. Follow the box directions, hold back 1 cup of batter, and stir 1/4 cup cocoa powder into the batter. Drop the chocolate batter by the spoonful into the pan, atop the yellow cake batter, in whatever pattern pleases you. For the record, I put mine in nice, straight, geometric lines. Then use a table knife and swirl the chocolate batter into the yellow, just barely mixing them. Be careful not to scrape the bottom of the cake pan. Again, for the record, I swirl the chocolate to the left of the center line counterclockwise, and the chocolate to the right of center is swirled clockwise. Bake according to box directions, and don't tell anyone how easy this really is!)