We celebrated this momentous occasion with a very unique birthday cake designed by the birthday boy himself.
I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and I was asked to bake a plain vanilla cake with a Cool Whip frosting.
He would take care of all the decorating.
And of boy – did he ever!
When the cake was baked, cooled and frosted, He brought what looked to me like a pile of Lego pieces into the kitchen.
As he methodically began to place them on the cake, I realized that he had designed a Lego platform for his stuffed pica, Trent, to sit on.
Yes, you read that correctly.
We had a birthday cake with a rodent on top.
(Although Buddy insists that a pica is not a rodent – he is actually a member of the rabbit family. But seriously people – he looks rodent-like to me!)
That wasn’t all – he also designed a catapult to swing M & M’s directly into Trent’s mouth. Now that’s one lucky rodent! (Oops! I mean – pica!)
Thankfully Trent survived his moment of fame without getting any frosting on his fake fur or going up in flames.
Makes me wonder what next year’s cake will be like? I mean, honestly – how can you top a stuffed pica with a flaming M & M catapult?!
Happy birthday, Buddy! We love you!