Friday, February 21, 2014

It was a long, long night...

but I finished my son's birthday cake!

He's seven today, and as I mentioned yesterday, I can hardly believe how fast the years have gone. He requested a Mario cake again—a year has passed, and he still needs his Mario fix!—so I made this one, which is loosely based on his favorite game right now, Super Mario Galaxy 2.


This afternoon, we're going to celebrate his birthday by taking him and his sister to see The Lego Movie. This will be their first-ever trip to a movie theater. They're so excited!☺

This day is shaping up to be a good one here, and I hope you all have a great day, too—and a happy weekend. ☺

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  1. I hope you all have a great time! Love that cake. :)

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    1. Thanks, Madeline. It was a great day. We all had a lot of fun.

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  2. That cake is fabulous. Too bad it took so much time.

    Hope you have fun today.

    Blessing and Bear hugs!

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    1. Thanks! I definitely need to speed up my process. :)

      Happy Saturday. ☺

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  3. Yes, funny, nice cake! Happy Birthday to your son!

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    1. Thank you. ☺ I'll pass your birthday wishes on to my son.

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  4. Firstly, I think my boyfriend will want that cake. I'll tell him he can't have it though haha.

    Secondly, its their first trip to the theater? Thank you. My mom took me to see The Lion King when I was two. I was so excited and loved baby Simba so much, I kept running down the aisle to be as close to the screen as possible and then running all the way to the top VIP section (that my uncle pulled strings to get us in) for food. She said people thought it was cute. After seeing kids run around like that myself, I now know better. Anyone who waits until their kid knows how to sit still deserves a parade thrown.

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    1. LOL Too funny!

      And thanks. I definitely wanted my kids to be able to stay in their seats. :)

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  5. Well, I'm sorry I missed yesterday's post, but that cake is adorable!

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  6. awww happy birthday to your sonand what an adorable cake! i too am going to the lego movie tomorrow taking the grandsons!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. The movie was great, by the way. The kids really enjoyed it. :)

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  7. What a cake! I remember my children's first movie. Have a great time.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I saved our ticket stubs from the movie. I hope to art journal about my kids' first theater experience. Good memories...

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  8. That is an awesome looking birthday cake! Such vivid colors! Your kids will love the Lego movie. I took my son, and he really enjoyed it. (Your kids will be singing the "Everything is Awesome" song. Be prepared!)

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    1. You were definitely right about the movie: my kids loved it! So did my husband, apparently. He's actually the one singing that song! LOL

      Thanks! ☺

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  9. That's is one amazing looking cake!! how cool..
    Have a great day, and great weekend!!

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  10. Great job on the cake!
    I hear the Lego movie is really funny. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Joy. The movie was great—definitely funny!

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  11. Fantastic cake! Happy birthday to your son. Enjoy the film! :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine. We had a great time! :)

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  12. That's a GREAT cake! My DIL made one for my grandson's bday last year when he turned 7! :)

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  13. Wow, that is incredible, Dana! I'll bet he loved that.

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  14. It's so bright and cheeful and yummy looking! Hope you all had a great evening at the moves- I can't wait until my little guy is big enough to go. We've got awhile yet...

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    1. Thank you! We had a fun time. It definitely felt like a long wait for us, too!

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  15. that's really cool, can't go wrong with Mario or Yoshi

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    1. Thanks, Adam. It was a big hit. :)

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  16. Happy Birthday to your son, Dana! What an adorable cake! I'm sure they loved the movie; I heard it was really good (which seems strange to think they could have made a movie with Lego characters :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. I'll pass your birthday wishes along to him.

      The movie was excellent; it had a really good message for the kids. I'd probably watch it again, but not until I can see it at home. Movies have really gotten expensive!

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  17. Wow. That is an awesome cake.

    We just saw the Lego movie too. I really liked it. I wasn't expecting that ending at all, but loved it. At the beginning I thought it was so weird that the guy's name was Business, but it makes sense then by the end.

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    1. Thanks, Suzi. :)

      It really was a great ending! I like the whole message there.

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  18. I saw the Lego Movie a couple of days ago. Liked it a lot. And that cake is amazing - you are very talented, and I'm a little ashamed I've bought my son's cake for Tuesday.

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    1. I'm surprised by how much I liked the movie. I'd love to see it again!

      There's no shame in buying a cake. I like to bake them as a part of my kids' presents, but the pay off is that I stay up all night and then spend their birthday feelings exhausted and not quite "there." :)

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  19. Happy birthday to your son! What a wonderful cake! You are a great mom.

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    1. That's very sweet of you to say. Thanks, McGuffy Ann!

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  20. What a great cake!
    Happy Late B-day to your new 7 year old!!
    Hope the movie was awesome :)

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    1. We all had a great time. :) Thanks!

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  21. That cake looks amazing! Your kids are very lucky. Glad you all had a fun time celebrating your sons birthday.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I hope you're having a nice weekend. ☺

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  22. That is a brilliant cake. Could you make me one too?

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    1. :) Of course. Anything for a good friend. Now you may have to wait a while for me to recuperate from this one... ;)

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  23. The cake looks like it turned out great! I am fifty and still love to play Mario. I don't think we ever get too old. :)

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    1. I agree. My favorite is Mario Kart. :)

      Thanks!

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  24. Oh yes I did pin that gorgeous cake! My son would do backflips for that one. :)

    Happy birthday to your son!

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    1. Thanks! I'll let him know you said so. :)

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  25. Happy birthday to the little guy! You did a wonderful job making his cake, Dana! :-)

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  26. Oh gracious! This is amazing! You are really talented. Your son is very lucky.

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