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Friday, 31 October 2008

Theme Thursday: Create

When I saw Stacy's theme this week I knew that I had found the perfect opportunity to post this.
I have been saving this one up for you because, well, because it is just so...you know...special!

Last week the Year12s across the state finished their formal lessons and moved into what we used to call swot-vac. Now, the Baby Angel travels to and from school on the school bus 3-4 days a week and has got to know some of her fellow Y12 travellers, as you do. So when their last day dawned last week, she called me frantically at 6.30am to help her decorate a cake she had thoughtfully made for them.

"Mum, I need to write farewell Year 12 on this cake. Can you help me?"
"Are you kidding????? I can barely get my eyes to converge!!!!!!"

I told her where all the essential items were kept and hoped she would just 'get on with it' but no. We had to have the whole "but there's no X," and "should I put Y into the food processor?"

Eventually I succumbed. I went through the cupboards and dug out whatever we had in the way of icing implements before suggesting the BA 'try these'. Predictably she expressed severe trepidation about her own abilities to decide what would go on the cake and so it was left to me. Yes, I am responsible for that Cake Wreck.

In my defence, we had 15 minutes to do it before we missed the bus. We had limited colours in the cupboard and we mistakenly tried to use the old tube of 'writing icing'. For those unfamiliar, this stuff basically turns to water in the tube. Squeezing it out incurs the wrath of the air bubble god.

When we'd finished we looked at each other and burst out laughing.
"That is seriously bad my love." I think I gasped through tears.
As a result we took a picture.

Now in all fairness, Stacy never said her theme involved Creative TALENT!!!!!! but I'm willing to bet that this is one of the least creative offers you'll see on Theme Thursday today!

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12 comments:

HipMomma said...

But I bet it tasted good and that's all that matters.

Amy Jo said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

ktjrdn said...

But it all tastes like cake...

Stacy said...

It was the effort that counts, that is for certain. I say you did a smashing job with only 15 minutes to work with. I would have had none of it in the cupboard so I would have had a naked cake. Well done, I say!

Killlashandra said...

I have to agree with others, I'm sure it went down well. Sometimes it's not what it looks like but the fun in creating it and how it tastes. :) Cute story.

Golightly said...

I think it's rather cute! and made with love...or hysteria, one of the two!

A Free Man said...

Well, it's all up for Year 12 from that...

justjessie said...

Hahaha! Do you believe in Karma? Cause I seem to remember a post about some pretty terrible cakes a while back... It was incredibly sweet of her to want to make them a cake though. :)

SSG said...

man, i think that cake looks TASTY! heck, i would LOVE a cake like that! actually, i love ANY cake...

Arizaphale said...

Awwww. You're all being way too polite. Except you A Free Man, but I would expect nothing less!
Yes, the Year 12s were very touched by the thought and the cake was duly demolished so all that returned in the evening was a tub full of crumbs. :-)

Maggie said...

I love it! Taste is totally all that matters, although I think that it's cute!

Arizaphale said...

ER 'taste' Maggie was entirely the problem. I mean, purple writing and aqua rosettes?????