This year, I resolve to bake more.
No, wait, that's not right... I hate baking! I resolve to NOT bake more. Why put the local bakery out of business.
Or the local Grandmas... They like baking cakes for my children. I'm doing them a favour by constantly asking them to do so! :)
Having said that, here's Connor's birthday cake.
Step 1: Using a cake mix (hey, I'm not Martha Stewart, give me a break...), bake the cake in a pan that's apparently too small. Allow it to leak all over the oven so that you are multi-tasking and baking a second cake at the same time.
Step 2: After shutting off the smoke alarm and allowing the cake to cool until after the children go to bed, using green food colouring, liberally slather a container of icing all over the cake. Use the flat edge of a table knife to smooth it. Try smoothing in flat in the opposite direction. Give up on smoothing it flat. Disguise it with sprinkles and in your best icing handwriting, draw a number so that there's no question that a 6 year old iced the cake...
Step 4: Remember that it's the six-year old that has to like the cake... NOT the adults. And he did. Especially the part where we allowed him to shoot the bird at the cake after the candles were blown out!
Connor opening some of his gifts.
Happy New Year to you, my few faithful readers, and a very Happy Birthday to my six-year old! My best New Year's Eve gift, ever.