The Great Cake Endeavor of 2008

Jackson's first birthday is February 2. He'll be one WHOLE year old! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I fully intend on waking up any day now and witness him walk out the door and off to college. (Hopefully a cheap college.)

I had a friend make the cutest invitations for me, last minute. I ordered a special birthday t-shirt for him and a special diaper for him to wear (we use cloth diapers). Everything has a Groundhogs theme. Get it? Because he was born on Groundhogs Day?? I know, I'm clever.

Well it turns out that you can't get a custom Groundhog cake at Target. I thought they had everything! And Duff from Ace of Cakes charges just a tad too much AND they don't deliver. When I say a tad too much, I mean the starting price is $500.

So, guess what? I'm making Jackson's birthday cake. A Groundhog cake, actually. Have I ever made a cake? Never. Am I excited? Hell yea.

I'm gonna need all the well wishes and positive thoughts you can muster for this endeavor. I'm so gonna need it.


Angella said...

Good luck!

You saw the cake I made for Graham.


You could do so much better, I'm sure :)

She Likes Purple said...

It'll be great! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

KreativeMix said...

LOL!! happy new year and i'm sure it'll be a fabulous cake :-)

Raven said...

I made clown cakes for the boy. I'm sure you can do it!

maybe this link can help

Anonymous said...

Duff delivers and it's so worth it!

Jess said...

$500? That is more than a WEDDING CAKE. And I bet it doesn't need to serve nearly as many people. JEEZ.

Good luck making your own! And make sure to take photos so we can see!

Le Petit Chic said...

That is so awesome! Is it going to be a red velvet cake like the armadillo groom's cake in Steel Magnolias? :)
Good luck, girly!

Moose said...

A groundhog cake is terribly cool. I do hope you plan to post pictures. (Also: KUDOS. I consider myself Making An Effort if I throw a box cake on the table.)

Abbie said...

It's going to be the best cake EVER!

Ali said...

haha...you don't think $500 is a normal price for the first birthday cake??!! ;)