Peter got all of the Star Wars movies on Blue Ray for Christmas from my mom. So, over the past several weeks, he and Lucas have watched all of them bit by bit. So when it came to be party time, he gave me choices this year...SOOO cool! cuz I already "did" the....Firetruck thing last year.
I decided light sabers needed to be part of the theme. I searched online but couldn't quite find what I wanted for a cake, so I picked and chose from different ideas and then eventually things morphed into this...
1 recipe of Rice Krispy Squares shaped into the top of a light saber...easy...
Then wrapped in Fruit roll ups...easy ---problem here...I could not find any color of fruit roll up other than red and YES I know that's the bad guys! Someone mentioned I could have tried a "natural food" store. Ah yes, probably. Didn't think of that and Aldi had the cheapest ones anyway...
I cut the ends off each one to make a flat surface before assembling
Then I went to WalMart. And ta da....I went to the cake decorating section and just about screamed when I found this.....
Food Spray paint. Who knew? (well most cake decorators I suppose, but I didn't know)
I also got some tube black frosting to decorate with.
Then when I was assembling, Peter came home and suggested I put skewers through them as support because boys would want to hold them like "real" light sabers.
(I had visions of chunks flying all over the house, but hey...it was a good idea)some assembly pics.
The cake was....drum roll please....2 BOXED mixes...because by the time I was done with the light sabers I was a bit "done"...lol
I did freeze it overnight so it would be easier to decorate.
Then put a watery buttercream frosting on top.
Then rolled out white Fondant (Walmart!! yes!) for the top. (1 box for a 1/2 sheet cake)
The letters are made of a black "sugar sheet"--also found at WalMart--Isaac (my 17 year old) created and cut out the stencil for me.
And TaDa.....Here is the end result. He liked it although he totally noticed it only had one color of light sabers on it. He notices everything...=) But, he was happy.
The next day (27th) we went to church and then he had his "party".
First, we went to SkyZone which we are blessed to live about 1 mile from. The kids had a blast jumping and running and going bonkers for about an hour.
The crazy boy:
Jack and David
Paul (poor guy was sick)
The whole gang
Then back to our house for pizza, cake n ice cream, and presents
and This is my crazy momma picture...good night peoples! It's time to be done now...
I just have to add this funny moment that happened regarding this picture today...(the day after the party).
I was looking at this picture and Isaac (the 17 year old teenager) was standing next to me.
I jokingly said "I kind of like this picture of me" (totally JOKING!)...
And he said, "Do you love you as much as I love me? Really" cuz that's a lot!"
He honestly thought I was admiring myself--and apparently as much as HE admires "himself".
We laughed SOOOO hard together. It was completely hysterical! He was laughing as hard as I was.
Then he said, "no, seriously....do you?"
That made me laugh even harder. I almost cried!
Then, one more round, "No dude (that's me by the way) I know I'm better than everyone--that's just how it works"....
we both were practically on the floor.
Love both my boys. They bring me joy and laughter--and sometimes a tad bit of insanity...as can be seen by the picture above.
Happy Birthday to my dear 9 year old.
So hard to believe we are at that 1/2 way mark with him when we've only known him just about 2 years. I feel somewhat cheated on that one. But, as can be seen by my facial expression, maybe it's better for everyone that he only has another 9 years in our house...lol