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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Presenting...Darth Vader

Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz at the Two Writing Teachers blog are hosting the Slice of Life Challenge.  Write each day during the month of March, post to your blog and link to their blog.  Join in the fun by reading some fantastic SOL stories, or even better, join in and serve up your own slice!

In this crazy life of mine, each day I have the opportunity to wear many hats.  Yesterday, I started my day off by wearing both my wife and mom hats as my husband and I worked together to get everyone out the door and off to school.  Then, once at school, I put on my teacher hat.  Etc. Etc. Etc. all day long.

Last night, I had the chance to wear a little used hat of mine...my baker hat!  My son is a Webelo scout and his pack celebrates once a year by having a family potluck and cub cake event.  Each family brings a dish to pass and enjoys a meal together.  Next...it's cub cake time!

Each family creates a cake to donate.  There is a silent auction to determine who is going to win each cake.  Bidding lasts about 10 minutes and is the highlight of the evening!  Kids are running from cake to cake to see if they still have the winning bid on the cake they like, parents are being pulled over to make new bids, and everyone is having a great time.

This year, the theme for the cakes ...drum roll... movies!

My son and husband, both big Star Wars fans, decided we needed to make a Darth Vader cake.  My son decided it should be a chocolate cake.  My husband found pictures for me to look at and use as a model.  And that is where their help ended.

Here is how it all went down!
First, I made the chocolate cake - yum!

And then, with children eagerly awaiting a beater to lick...I made the frosting!
Finally...I managed this.  Presenting...Darth Vader!
I have to say, I'm fairly proud of this one.  I really thought I was in over my head with this one but I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Not so bad for an amateur, but it certainly gave my baker hat a workout!  The good news is that it raised $15 for the Cub Scouts.  Can't ask for much more than that, can I?


  1. Oh My God!!! I am soooo impressed.....you can write and bake, and do both beautifully.....You wear all of your hats well, my friend. I admire you:-)

  2. Wow, Robin, it is gorgeous! And, chocolate, so it must be delicious too. I bet your son was so proud. How did you make those little edges?

    1. Thanks Linda! I frosted it and then lightly drew my lines with a toothpick. Then I traced over the lines with a small tip - same one I used for the lettering. I had a lot of fun!

  3. Wow! So cool. The pictures of your process were neat and delicious looking :)
    I hope you get to wear a relaxing hat tonight.