Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seven You Are

After Brendan and I had our annual birthday cake consultation, we decided that Yoda would be appropriate for year seven. This is what I came up with. I designed it much like the puppy cake from a couple of weeks ago. Two round for the head with the second cut to form Yoda's ears (I think they're ears?) I called upon the force several times hoping that Yoda would look like Yoda rather than a scary green monster.

The most important critic was thrilled with his cake grinning ear-to-ear when he saw it. He commented on how he didn't know I could make a Yoda cake. I used that opportunity to rant off my creativity speech including how artists never really know how the end product will turn out and often question whether it will fulfill their vision. I went on to reinforce that attempting new things is what makes one grow as an artist. His response to that inspired burst of eloquence was, "It looks hard."

Yoda strikes me as a guy who is green all the way through so my sense of humor took great delight in making a green cake with a bit of food coloring. Brendan's out-of-town grandma asked him over the phone what flavor cake he had. He responded, "Green". She said, "No honey, I mean yellow, white or chocolate." Again Brendan correctly replied, "Green." We like to keep her guessing. ; )

In addition to the Yoda cake, you're looking at another first. I never ever thought I'd have a birthday party here. Brendan, this is proof that I love you very, VERY much.

1 comment:

Susan Hines-Brigger said...

So this is the cake I have heard about nonstop since Monday. Awesome job. I just wish you hadn't raised the birthday cake bar quite so high this time. :)