Monday, October 8, 2012

Never say never....

I begged, I pleaded....I offered my soul to the devil (what's left of it, anyway) but it was to no avail.

"Please, guys....let's just get an ice cream cake this year for your birthday.  I'll make sure it's super cool and any flavor you want," I offered.

However, my appeal for mercy had fallen on deaf ears.

Cole and Bella, my first born twins, had already made up their mischievous little minds.

"Mommy," Bella announced.  "Your cakes are so awesome, though.  Plus, the people who make the cakes at the bakery don't care about us the way you do.  When you make our birthday cakes, it shows us how much you care!"

"And," Cole added.  "You're always saying you want to create happy childhood memories for us, right?"

Sighing with abandon, I realized they had me exactly where they wanted me.

The little shits.

They had guilted me into baking them each a birthday cake....again.....this year.

How many times had I said I was done making cakes?  Too many to count, probably.

"If I agree to make you each a cake, it's going to be something very simple and small!" I stated.

They both nodded their heads in agreement.

Simple and small, my ass.

Do these cakes look simple and small to you??

Justin Bieber iPod cake


Shark cake 



And yes, it was Cole who requested that the shark on his cake chow down on Justin Bieber....gory, dripping blood and all.

Bella's just a little bit traumatized after seeing me rip the head off of her beloved JB doll.  I promised I could put it back on.

If I'm struck down by lightening tomorrow, you'll know why.

So, one day in the future, if my children should ever accuse me of not caring or never doing anything special for them, you can bet your sweet ass that I'll be shoving these pictures in their adorable faces, while screaming, "Would I spend 78 minutes carving a damn shark out of homemade rice krispy treats for you if I didn't care?  Would I spend almost half a day cutting out itsy-bitsy black zebra stripes for a freakin' Justin Bieber iPod cake if I didn't care?!  Would I spend 4 precious days to up to my ears in cake mix, buttercream frosting, fondant and baking tools if I didn't care?!"

Really....what could they say to that?

Never mind.

We are talking about MY kids, after all.  And everyone knows they always seem to get the last word.


**  Now that I have my life back again, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs and getting caught up on the latest in your lives!!


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38 comments:

Babygirl said...

you are a great mom! and those cakes are awesome!

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh my gosh, those are sheer perfection! (Will HAVE to show our He-Twin your boy's cake in particular!)

:)

Di said...

Those cakes are pretty flipping awesome.

So basically you're saying I should start taking the easy way out now while Jellybean its young so that he doesn't expect awesomeness out of me later? Works for me!

Di said...

Those cakes are pretty flipping awesome.

So basically you're saying I should start taking the easy way out now while Jellybean its young so that he doesn't expect awesomeness out of me later? Works for me!

Di said...

Those cakes are pretty flipping awesome.

So basically you're saying I should start taking the easy way out now while Jellybean its young so that he doesn't expect awesomeness out of me later? Works for me!

Jenny said...

I don't know how you did that! Those are great. LOL about the shark eating Justin Bieber.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You are all kinds of awesome, as always.
I LOVE that the shark is eating Justin Beiber!!

Heather said...

LOVE the cakes!

Jessi said...

Your cakes are always fabulous! You know you'll make them again next year :)

wonderchris said...

You are so awesome!!!! Can't wait for next year!

:D

Samantha said...

Those cakes are awesome...and I'm with Cole on the shark eating Bieber thing :) You're a fabulous Mother!

Rhiannon said...

the kids do have a good point, they are smart!
And those cakes are awsome, I dont know how you do it, talent woman!!! You've got talent!

Eva Gallant said...

Once again, you have outdone yourself! Amazing cakes!

Cristin said...

Holy cow you make freaking amazing cakes! LOVE the shark eating the Beebs - too funny!
(ps - I'm expecting twins this spring... if you can handle 2 sets, I can handle 1!... right?)

Charlene said...

Awesome cakes once again...no wonder they insist that you keep making them :)

Heather said...

Love Love Love! And I love your son's sense of humor. I think I am going to have to share that with my son.

I never make birthday cakes for my children - way too much pressure for me. But two years ago I did make a cake for my daughter and I remember at some point during the cake making process trying to remember why I had agreed to a homemade cake instead of a cake from the bakery!

Catherine said...

I believe I see the source of your problem ... these cakes are so darned great that it is no wonder they want to see what you will come up with next year. You must have failed the lesson wherein you totally screw up, thus causing people to never ask again ;-) Seriously though, you are quite talented and those kids have you in the palms of their little hands.

Olusola said...

Helene, you're a hoot and an awesome mom to boot. That cake maybe the only nice thing I have to say about JB

Gulf Coast Girl said...

Hilariously awesome shark cake...ha! And that iPod is impressive. Bravo! :)

Karen and Gerard said...

Wow, you not only have to do one fantastic cake, but two at once! You are amazing!!! Just shows that you do love your children very much. Obviously, they love your cakes--who wouldn't! I especially like the shark cake!

Twins Squared said...

Okay, those cakes rock! And seriously, you carved a shark out of rice krispie treat? That sounds awful and pain-staking! And the shark cake is quite gross - I'm sure they all loved it!

But they really will remember that. I bet when they grow up, especially Bella, will really appreciate you making those cakes for all their birthdays and I bet it will be one of their favorite memories about their mom!

Natalie said...

You seriously have some mad cake skills! So could have used you for Nolan's cake this Saturday!

Missy Bedell said...

You. Are. Completely. Amazing.

Kimberly said...

Your cakes blow my sponge bob cake out of the water. Damn you're good.

For the Love of Twins said...

I just started following your blog as I have eight-month old twinfants, and have been laughing so hard I'm almost crying.

All I can say about your cakes is, holy freakin' wow!! Moral of the story for me when my girls turn one in a few months: set the cake bar loooooow!

-Michelle

Barbara said...

I can see why your kids want you to make their cakes - they look amazing. Can I just say how much I love that the shark is eating Justin? That is too funny!

Mercy D'souza said...

Amazing job. And they each have to have one, huh? You must be eating cake for days afterwards.

Cameo Rose said...

Man, I know I have said it before, but I love your blog, you always have me in stitches! Awesome cakes, they really gave you no choice did they! Aw well, they will always think of you as the best mom ever making the rest of us look bad, thanks Helene! ;p

Shell said...

LMAO @ the shark cake! That is awesome.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What perfectly beautiful cakes girl! Yep, especially the traumatizin' shark attack on JB!!! Wow...great job.

Know someday your kiddos will look back and announce...MY MOM WAS AWESOME!!!

You ARE one terrific Mama for sure!

God bless and have a super great day void of any butter-cream!!! Heeehehehehe!!! :o)

"Cake That!" said...

Love the post and the cakes! They look fantastic!!!

championm2000 said...

The shark eating Justin Beiber made it all worth it.

SANTIAGO said...

Hilarious... Great story. The cakes look yummy too!

HoneyDame said...

Woaaah!!! those cakes loook all kinds of awesome. Great job!

janzi said...

No wonder you want to give up on making cakes, these are amazing efforts and then they have to be eaten!! after all that effort!!!! I am amazed that after having two sets of twins, you have even the time to think about baking!!!!and thank you for sharing and giving me a great laugh, you write so humourously keep these blogs up, cant wait to hear the next developments!Hugs from across the pond and a fan waving over you to cool you down after all that baking!! janzi

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its looking very yummy i really wanna eat this delicious cake.. and i really impress for its design ..

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Twingle Mommy said...

Those cakes are awesome and your kids have your number don't they? I'm amazed at how quickly my kids have learned to play me.

Jennifer {Life Darling} said...

OMG, these are AMAZING cakes!!! And I think Cole's got a sense of humor on him! LOL!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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