Sunday, July 27, 2008

Check Out This Cake!


We decided to cut corners and try to make our own cake for Ben's party today...I baked cupcakes and frosted over them and my AMAZING husband did the decorating! We
are quite pleased with the result...at less than half of what we would have paid to have one made! Just another entry for the list of reasons why I love Howard, he is a cake decorator too!!

19 comments:

Hope said...

The cake is beautiful and looks yummy!! Happy Birthday Ben!!

Lisa said...

Go Howard!

In our family Jay is the cake head cake decorator. See you all in a little bit to celebrate Ben!

Lisa

Laura said...

TOO CUTE! Great idea too to frost over cupcakes, thanks for sharing the pictures!

Sheryl said...

wow, i have not been here in a long time! i've just been catching up. first things first, that cake is amazing, Howard is definitely a keeper. and of course, happy birthday ben!!

i had not seen the pictures from the cemetary. thank you for be willing to share those with us. what a precious time you all had. absolutely loved the picture of looking up toward heaven to speak instead of down to the ground. another example of needing to have child-like faith.

you continue to inspire,
sheryl

Kristen said...

Oh wow! I'm horrible at decorating cakes, and my husband would be no better. lol Consider yourself blessed! :p

Joanna said...

(Okay now that I have commented once I can't stop) THAT IS AMAZING! I am really impressed with his cake decorating abilities! Is he taking orders? :o)

Christa said...

HOLY MOLY!!!! He needs to go into the cake business!!!!! That's so cool!

Happy Birthday Ben!

ajc4ever said...

Awesome job!! Happy Birthday Ben!

Anonymous said...

Your husband did that??!! All I have to say is...WOW! Love, MELANIE

Just Me said...

What a COOL birthday cake! My birthday is in October...

Happy Birthday Ben! Hope you had TONS of fun today :o)

Take care,
Amanda

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Ben!

What a beautiful cake - Mommy and Daddy did a great job!

Hugs,
Jill

Beth said...

I used to get my son birthday cakes from the store, but then one year my SIL guilted me into making one because she had done one for my nephew. That first cake turned into a birthday tradition for all three of my kids. They plan for weeks what they want on their cake and I do my best to create it. Familyfun.com has lots of cake ideas. I use their ideas to get started, and then let the kids help decorate. I hope you too turn this into a family tradition. The kids don't really care what the cake looks like in the end - it's the fun of creating somthing together in honor of their special day that they love.

The VW's said...

VERY impressive!!! Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Anonymous said...

The cake is AWESOME! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!!~~

I love this cake, Howard you Rock!!!
I hope Mr. Ben had a wonderful day in celebrating how special he is!!!

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Mashel said...

That cake is so cute, and not only did you save money, but you made a very special memory for little Ben. I always make my own cakes. I love doing it because it is like a labor of love. Good job.

Jarboetwingles said...

Way to go Howard!!!
Have you guys ever seen Ace of Cakes on the Food Network? I love that show! Howard could be the neck Duff Goldman... minus the tattoos and goatee and biker boots. Although having never actually met you, maybe you do have a few of those :)
I made a cake like that in April for our son's b day. It was in the shape of the Super Man logo. I like the cloud shape better!

Anonymous said...

I came across your web-site by following a link form Emily's. I can NOT believe how similar your story is to my sister's, Penny. Here is her link. Unforutnately you two might share a tight bond, as she has lost two beautiful boys, sharing their time with Asher and Isaac I'm sure :), too. Your posts and memory places seems so familiar when I read your bosts. Thank you for sharing your heart. I wish I could take away all of your pain, and for all mother's who have suffered the loss of a child. Blessings, Peggy Cardenas

Amanda said...

That looks amazing! Can Howard do a Backyardigans cake in two weeks? LOL

Happy (belated) Birthday, Ben!!