Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quitting Job To Become a Pro Cake Decorator

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.

12 comments:

  1. Nice cakes! How awesome that you have all the Birthdays in one week! What's the chance? Happy Birthday to all your kids!

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  2. That cake is amazing. I wouldn't even know where to start in drawing a sock monkey. Hope everyone had great birthdays!

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  3. Awesome!! First of all I love that your kids B-days are so close together how fun is that? Secondly what a freaking sweet tradition. Love it!

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  4. ahhhhh!!!!! i really want a sock monkey cake for my next birthday! haha! how fun! what a big week of celebrations!

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  5. Talk about talent! Man July is sure a big month is your house. Happy Birthday cute kiddos!

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  6. Awesome cake, it looks terrific...although I will say the sock maybe might resemble a ginger bread man...just slightly :)

    Happy Birthday to all three kids! Man that's a tough one!

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  7. Maybe cake decorating for Hostess? (Though the monkey head might be too outre for them.)

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  8. Three birthdays in a week? That must be a pretty intense week in the Reese household. Or expensive! Or everyone is hung over from cake? The kids all look super happy and that's most important. Good job mister cake decorator. Do you hire out?

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  9. Nice work on the cakes! You should go PRO! My mom would always make my cakes too. Thanks for the good memories.

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  10. HAHAHAHAHA!! The best quote ever at the end "more rediculous than a sock monkey riding a dolphin!" Cory, excellent work on the cake friend! I'm not sure I could have drawn a better sock monkey. One year, I baked my daughter a birthday cake and spelled birthday "birtday". I'm still living that down!

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  11. You are an awesome DAD!! Your kids are lucky!

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  12. That is the best cake EVER. Why didn't I think of a sock monkey riding a dolphin??

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