Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Dude!

Day 5

The big day!  Littlest boy A’s birthday.  And what you are all wondering is HOW DID I MAKE A CAKE!  Right?!?!?!  No, I did not buy something from a bakery…although, now that I think about it, that would have been so much easier.  Oh well.  So, back to the question of how I made the cake, well, let’s start with what kind of cake the little dude picked out.  I decided to let them pick out their own cakes, since I wasn’t going to be able to sculpt a master piece of a cake for them this year.  They seemed fine with the arrangement, PRAISE THE LORD!  So, the little dude picked out *drum roll* a brownie mix, with sprinkles…oh boy.  So I decided to use the crock pot.  I was a little leery of the whole thing, and with out the internet as my guide, I wasn’t so sure it was going to work.  I started it at two o’clock, but it wasn’t done when it was time to leave for his birthday festivities of bowling and dinner out.  So I had to turn it off, and hope it would kind of finish cooking on its own.  Josh saved the day by saying he loved raw brownie batter.  What a man.  By the time I got back the brownie was mostly done on the outside and just a little mushy on the inside.  Josh said, “Oh good, that’s my piece!” 

 Then came for the part where we get it OUT of the crock pot.  That was a bit of a challenge.  The part that was fully cooked ended up plopping out just fine, but the little mushy inside stuck to the pot.  So, we scrapped that off, and kind of pieced it back together, and then I spread some frosting on it- he picked out frosting to go with it, WITH sprinkles.  Sheesh.  How much sugar can we get there.  So, biggest girl A begged me to help with the sprinkles….this is the end product!

I still have sprinkles all over the camper kitchen counter.  *sigh*  Well, it least it made it more memeroable!