It begins when I realize that I have two kids born within three days of each other. That makes for a lot of uneaten cake. I thought, hey, I will go buy one cupcake for each person for each birthday, that way, nothing is wasted. Then I went to Walmart and cake mixes were on sale. What a better idea, for less than a dollar I can make cupcakes and it will be so much less expensive. When I went to make the cupcakes, I realized I didn't have any cupcake papers. Unfortunately, the stores here in Tijuana don't have them either. The directions clearly say use cupcake liners (and I always follow directions), so either I go across the border and find some or I get creative. (Anyone else nervous about this idea?) I decide to make a 9x13 cake, cut it in half and make a square cake. Cute, right? Unless it is a really crumbly cake and falls apart in the process. It's cool, though, because frosting fixes everything. I didn't buy frosting, because that is way below me, and I know I can make frosting. Even better, I find a box of food coloring in the cupboard. Food coloring, awesome, I didn't even know we had food coloring. I let Jack pick the color. RED. He wants red. Well, red looks pink, and Thomas certainly can't have a pink cake for his first birthday, so I add yellow for orange, but that doesn't look right either, so I add blue to make purple. Wrong again. Oh, please, this is getting really bad, and really gross. Then I give up on a mauve-ish color and start spreading it on. I can't go on. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
It didn't even taste good. Have any of you seen Thomas eat? Well, he eats just about anything, except his cake. He ended up eating a chocolate Pop Tart.
I apologize. I was wrong. I won't do it again.