This week is a three-ring circus at our house. All the kids have their birthdays this week, two days apart. We have a tradition of letting each of them choose a design for their birthday cake. My youngest daughter Kylee was facing a difficult decision. She didn’t know if she wanted her cake to be 1) a sock money, or 2) a dolphin.
I was feeling a bit like Vincent Van Gogh one night (except that I have two ears) and suggested that she have BOTH – a sock monkey riding a dolphin! She got a huge smile on her face and the decision was made.
Unfortunately the day arrived when I had to pay the piper. My obscene lack of artistic ability was put to the test as I attempted my exemplary work of art. So I present to you……a sock money riding a dolphin:
She watched intently during the whole decorating process. As I completed the final lines her face beamed with pride. The moment I finished, she started clapping. Thank goodness. Because I was about to apologize that her cake looked so silly.
Mel constructed the cake for Danica who decided to not combine two species and just wanted a monkey cake.
Jackson was the easiest of all, wanting a Better Than Anything cake.
I admitted to Mel that I was thinking about quitting my job and becoming a professional cake decorator. She didn’t go for it because obviously that idea is more ridiculous than a sock money riding a dolphin.