So, I made a VERY last minute cake for my niece's birthday. It was just my sister's family, my parents and the 'single' siblings. And really we just went as 'tag-alongs' Anyway, it was at Chuck E. Cheese and since (we thought) that they give birthday cake to the birthday kids, my mom and sister were debating whether or not to have a cake. Well, at church my niece asks my dad right away whether or not I had made her cake already - that meant I had to make one I ADORE my niece and had a Hannah Montana edible image at home, so no problem. Anyway, I didn't even take a picture of the cake. I decorated it in about 30 minutes! I put the HM image on fondant and used double-sided tape to stick the fondant onto some foamboard so the image would stand-up. I had my bro make some chocolate star lollipops and then used some RI scrolls I had left over from this baptism cake on Saturday. It was NOT my proudest moment, but looked decent enough.
Well, when I get to Chuck E. Cheese, my niece is off-the-hook happy!! And when she sees her cake - her jaw drops. She is so HAPPY!!! Even though it wasn't the pretty cake and I so could have done a better job at it, the look on my niece's cake was priceless!
(P.S. And Chuck E. Cheese doesn't give the b-day kids cake anymore! They'll sell you a single-layer one for $10 though. Good thing I made a cake!)
I just had to share!!!!
It is so awesome to have an auntie like you!!!! Way to go, I'm sure she will remember this for a LONG time!
PS. thanks for the tip on Chuckie
Truth be told - the stress I was feeling was a thousand times worth it! The look on her face was the best!!!
Not a problem!!! I was actually pretty surprised the cake isn't included anymore.
AW! What a great story!
I had a similar experience with my first cake. That's why I continued. It was priceless to see how excited my niece was when she saw her "ugly" castle cake. This was something I'll always treasure.
I dont get to see my nephew very much, so when I went to take his sister's bday cake I bribed him hugs with my frosting bag. Worked like a charm, and since he went home with mom too much sugar wasnt an issue at all
did you post a picture of the cake?? i'd like to see it.
I didn't take a pic of it, but my sister took a picture my niece with the cake, so I can get a copy from her and I'll post it.