Thursday, December 30, 2010

making a hard play for the "Best Aunt Ever" award

My nephew Declan's birthday isn't for another couple days, but since yesterday was our last night all together in Colorado, we decided to celebrate.  (Did I mention we're in Colorado for the holidays?  We are.  It's lovely.)

Since cakes don't turn out that well here at high altitude (at least not when I make them) and I had some left over sugar cookie dough in the fridge, I decided to make him a giant pop up bulldozer birthday cookie.

I just cut the parts using a template and then assembled them with a TON of royal icing.  It was really easy, I swear.  The only hard part was trying to pipe the icing with 3 kids trying to sit on my lap or steal a taste (I didn't really mind). 

I decided to make a bulldozer partly as an homage to last years cake, and also because...

after the candles were blown out, we had a demolition derby.

The kids took some of the parts home with them this morning.  Can't wait until next year.

14 comments:

Noodles and Waffles said...

You won. No one can compete with that!

Mo Pie, Please said...

So cute! You definitely won. I like to consider myself the best aunt ever but then again, I'd never pull something like THIS off!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Okay - that is so awesome. I think you are the best aunt ever for sure.

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Amanda said...

Haha! This looks like a blast! I'd vote for you as best aunt for sure.

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Brittany H. said...

I absolutely love making things like this out of food. Your little cookie cake at the top is super cute.

Have a wonderful evening!
X,
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

Georgia said...

That cake is awesome :)
The most creative cake I can do is the barbie in a dress one :P

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Ok, so many things in this one post. Had NO idea that high altitude and cakes didn't mix. This is quite possibly the coolest train "cake" ever. And Colorado! Awesome. I bet it's snow city!

Hello Again Vintage said...

Have fun in Colorado! That cake looks so awesome! Your nephew's so lucky!

marissa (stylebook) said...

this is brilliant!! wow!!!

chiara said...

A W E S O M E !!!
you are the best auntie!
happy birthday declan!

Natalie said...

Wow-- impressive!

Happy New Year to you!

Dancing Branflake said...

I seriously had all my fam and friends look at your awesome gingerbread houses. They were great! A demolition is even cuter.

PS... you totally won best Aunt Award by far!

Helena said...

so adorable. such a cute idea! lucky declan!