Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fragments: Cupcake FAIL

It feels like FOREVER since I've settled down at the ol' Friday Fragments feedbag. Thanks, as always to Mrs. 4444 for hosting!

Mommy's Idea
What in the name of all that is dunked in Old Bay and served with longnecks happened here?
Oh, right. The snow. The Snow-Snow-Snowtorious Clusterfall of 2010 has started to melt, unearthing the broken branches, fallen trees, and dearly departed mailboxes left in its snowy wake.

I can't even show you the pictures of my shrubberies and cactus. It's too painful.

Owen had his birthday on Sunday, and we did a family party this year. I don't know what it is about my children and the passage of another year, but I always suffer the delusion that I am a cast member of Ace of Cakes and consequently attempt to create adorable homemade cakes for my children.

It's never pretty. For an instant self-esteem boost, read about Joel's first birthday cake.

Owen wanted me to make cupcakes that looked like sheep. "Just like in the picture, Mom!" he declared, brandishing a Mommy and Me cookbook.

Those cookbooks always make me suspicious. They are often penned by women named "Sandi" who have rock-hard abs and unnaturally bright eyes.

So, with my mother's help, we made the cupcakes.

It went as well as you could imagine.

My mother is crafty and made cute, baa-ing little things:

Mine were rocking the "Serial Killer Chic" look: 


I gave up and decided that I would make Sea Anemone Cupcakes instead. 


Just wait until late July!  When Joel turns two, you'll see the next installment of Cake Wrecks: Home Edition, courtesy of yours truly. 
At Owen's school, the birthday boy gets to wear a birthday crown. 

He didn't take this off until eight PM. And then, still, VERY GRUDGINGLY. With extreme grudge, one could argue. 

Ummmmmmmm....boys are weird. 

And that's all she wrote! Happy Friday, everybody!


Muliebrity said...

Can I steal a copy of that Valentine to send (more like post to his FB page) to my husband?

SamiJoe said...

wow, the Transformer valentine sends a much better message to the receiver than say, "Be my Valentine"-LOL.

i like the sea anemones--how did your son?

clearness said...

Happy Birthday to your boy. I still haven't attempted to actually make a cake. I've just been buying them. Have a cake girl....she only charges about $25 for a sheet that is way cute.

Busted Kate said...

Those marshmellows are super cute. And PS: Plenty of cactus in AZ... come back!

My b-day is March 2nd... no surprise we are both Pisces!!

Corrie Howe said...

You know me, I like to be encouraging, but I just can't this time. Your cupcakes were a little disturbing. As I was trying to figure them out, all that came to mind was eyeballs coming out of graves.

As the snow has cleared I've seen downed mailboxes, signs and some trees lost. That's when it really stuck me that blizzards are bad.

LB said...

I agree. Boys are weird!

Mama Zen said...

What a weird Valentine!

Kiera said...

hahaha i have 3 girls... i dont know what id do with a boy!!!!

Tracie said...

Happy Birthday to Owen!!! I think your sea anemones were cute.

Daffy said...

pssst! Store bought cupcakes may be the way to go....justsaying....

Mrs4444 said...

That's so sweet, about the birthday hat. What is it that happens to men and turns them off of birthdays when they are adults? What a cutie pie...

The!! haha I'm sure he loved them :)

michelle said...

Happy Happy Birthday...

looking at those cupcakes is giving me a bellyache

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to him!

Um, you shoulda seen the Halloween cupcakes I tried to make one year a la Martha Stewart. Wtih ice cream cones for the witch hat, green frosting for the face, was awful. But at least they tasted sooo good.

erika said...

Happy birthday to Owen! I like your cup cakes, I think they are way cool. They are like clouds, you can see so many shapes and things in them :)

Sonya said...

Your cupcakes ROCK! Im

Happy Birthday to that crown!

Mrsblogalot said...

How cute is he with his crown!!! I would have never taken it off!!!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

I can't make a decent looking cake either!

You accept my plain 13 x 9 sheet cake (with very little in the way of beauty)or starve!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Cat said...

Happy birthday to Owen!!!

Unnaturally bright eyed is one of the best descriptions I've ever read of those homemaker types.

Unknown Mami said...

Are you trying to give those children nightmares? You should have made Rotting Teeth Cupcakes.

Feliz CumpleaƱos Owen!

Rich said...

Sheep cupcakes? Where does Owen come up with these ideas? Happy Birthday!
Thankfully, Adrie just asked for pink frosting with pink sprinkles.

Bethany said...

cake wrecks home edition, love it. love sheep cupcakes turned sea anemones. craziness.
love your first line about longnecks.
and hey, you said "my shrubberies"

Happy Birfday to the cutie pie.

Anonymous said...

Nothing says love like a robot declaring fredom for all!

adrienzgirl said...

I totally love the marshmallow cupcakes. I think that they have character! :D