This Will be a Cake Long Remembered

JohnRamblings

THIS Will be a Cake Long Rememberd

One morning, you wake up, and you realize Daughter, Age 5, is about to turn six.

And she wants a cake with Ewoks on it.

Actually, she really wants Elsa powers and the Force. But that’s Santa’s job in a month or two, not mine.

Anyway, the last couple of birthday cakes I made her (Age 4 – Jake and the Neverland Pirates; Age 5 – Princesses and Ponies) were EASY-PEASY compared to this year’s. Finding Disney Jr., MLP and Princess  toys to finish those cakes with was a snap. A SNAP, I tells ya!

2012's Jake Cake!
2012’s Jake Cake!
2013's Princess/Pony cake. ALL THE PINK! ALL!
2013’s Princess/Pony cake. ALL THE PINK! ALL!

With a combo Frozen/Star Wars party theme, though, this one had to be cute. There’s plenty of more mature Star Wars toys out there, for older kids (and by “older kids” I might mean ME!) but not so much in the way of cute. Scary Darth Maul theme? Sure! Sexy Slave Leia Halloween Outfit theme? NO PROBLEM!

That’s when I remembered FUNKO, who Steve Jackson Games worked with in creating the terrific Munchkin vinyl toy!

And ta-DAH!

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ENDOR for a six-year-old’s birthday party – a half-sheet vanilla cake, with a 7″ chocolate cake on top!

I sweated this cake – I truly did. At one point I considered using Lego Star Wars minifigs, and that’s when I saw the price of them HA HA HA HA HA (sob). Also, it would have meant putting about a million bricks together. PTSD flashback to Barbie Dream House, Christmas Eve, 2013.

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Daughter, Age 6, let me off easy – Leia’s costume is not Endor-specific.

But in the end – or should I say “ENDOR” ha ha ha ha this is why I get the big bucks, folks – in the end, it all worked out.

One of the few Star Wars items available at the cake decorating store - inexpensive Yoda, Vader and Stormtrooper rings that the kids could take with them.
One of the few Star Wars items available at the cake decorating store – inexpensive Yoda, Vader and Stormtrooper rings that the kids could take with them.

The toys (obviously), rings, and the grasses (which came from an aquarium store) were all that was inedible. The logs I made from Ho-Hos, and the stones and dirt were Malteasers, chocolate-covered almonds and heath bar pieces.

Many Bothans dies, eating this much sugar.
Many Bothans dies, eating this much sugar.

I think it was the logs, the final, finishing touches, that seemed to pull the whole thing together.

Yub yub!
Yub yub!

(By the way – the combo Frozen/Star Wars theme led to the obvious joke about Hoth. Which led to my pal Lar doing Tuesday’s terrific guest Dork Tower).

This will be a cake long remembered!
Endor Times!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Daughter, Age 6.

Please come up with an easier theme next year!

No…no..wait. She’s not to blame.

Star Wars folks! PRETTY please come up with more toys for the little kids! They love this stuff.

And so do the parents.

– John

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