Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Birthday party fun

Today, Weston and I went to his very first 'real' birthday party. The party was for his friend Hannah, who turned 4 today. Weston and Hannah are very good friends, and they spend a lot of time playing together at school. The party was fun and Hannah had a smiley-face ice cream cake; chocolate on chocolate. She is definitely my kind of girl!

For Weston's birthday, I am planning a solar cake system: a small yellow cake for a sun, then cupcake 'planets'. I have two problems for which I am seeking assistance. The most pressing issue, of course, is how many freaking planets are there? And running a close second: how do I construct a Saturn cupcake? I welcome any suggestions, so send me your clever ideas! Weston and Hannah are waiting.

4 comments:

ann daggett said...

hey there. for saturn you could cut a twizzler in half and bend it, putting each end into the cupcakes... or you could use the licorice, the smaller thinner kind...and i would make eleven, just maybe explain to the kids, some may have no clue, but maybe weston could help in informing them of all the planets and other things that may be in the sky. any party favors?????

Helen, Robert, Jack, and Emma said...

I think you should do 13...I'd like to see how you solve that problem. Plus, it has the added benefit of more cake for everyone.

Lauren said...

Okay, I asked my extremely handsome but nerdy husband (who's master's has to do with space or something) and he said there are 8 planets. The plutoids and dwarf planets don't count. The only reason they have 'plutoids' is because they didn't want Pluto to have a complex considering he was a planet for so long and then they stripped him of his dignity apparently.

fine girl said...

Maybe take candy corns (or other multi-colored candy) and stick them side by side (close so they're touching) around the cupcake?