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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

THE cake

My sweet uncle and aunt were visiting my parents at the same time as we were.  My uncle and Fletcher share a deep love of trains, so they were quite the pair.  My uncle and mom schemed to make Fletcher the most elaborate train cake I have ever seen.  It took them THREE days to make it from top to bottom.  It was elaborate, people.  And barely edible in the end, but that was not the point.  Fletcher loved it.  So much.  Almost as much as my uncle Fred and mom!
Rice krispy treats made up the road, kit kats made the track.  Ice cream cones made up the smoke stack, and malted milk balls made up the tinder.  It was a labor of love, no doubt.  And it was amazing.

Fletcher will never forget this one, that is certain.  Thank you, Mom and Uncle Fred!!

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that is so adorable...both the cake and the fact that they put so much time into it. How sweet! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a sweet present!! And the talent in your family, sweet cheezus. Love that little picture of Fletcher on the train. Looks like a very memorable birthday, for sure.

    PS. Rowan's faces are the BEST.

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    1. Yeah, the cake decorating gene skipped me. I just dump on sprinkles and call it a day.

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  3. That is one amazing cake! Well done! And Happy Birthday to your little Fletcher. He just looks over the moon!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! He loved every second.

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  4. Love me some kit kats! It's like everyone in your family has the creative gene!! What a wonderful memory.

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    1. You and Fletcher both. He ate all that track from out under the train first.

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  5. Holy cow! I saw that cake on instagram and never imagined it was home-made. That's impressive, lucky boy :)

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    1. Only my family is insane enough to try something like this!

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  6. I'd like to book them for my future children's birthday parties. I don't think my two levels of Wilton classes are going to cut it after seeing this cake! ;) My mom always made us whatever special cake we wanted on our birthday and I still think about them every year. I'm so glad your children will have the same memories!

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    1. Haha! I wish I had that creative gene for cake decorating. I'm hopeless.

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  7. This cake was so impressive, and I so love the cereal treats and kit kats...I was wondering if those were Whoppers in the train car and you answered my question! What a great piece of work. For a wonderful and certainly memorable 5th birthday. Rowan, the look of cheerful little sister sidekick is all yours baby girl! Your face is the best! Great job tackling this, Gigi and Uncle Fred! You guys are the new Cake Bosses! xoxo

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    1. I thought of you, Karen, when I was eating all the cereal treat roads ;)

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  8. Great pictures of a great memory, Ruthie. I love seeing your home and family. It brings back lots of good memories for me, just like these pictures will for Fletcher. How special!

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  9. Now THAT´S some cake - well done! :-)

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  10. How wonderful & choco-licious!!! What a great treat & an even greater memory for Fletcher (& welcome home too, we've missed you!)

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    1. Aw, thanks Taby! It was a fun trip back home, and I think Fletcher had the best time out of us all ;)

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