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Megans Cookin: Happy Birthday K!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Birthday K!

Adolescence can be a challenging time for young women. Their reactions to the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty often depend on how they feel about themselves. Those with the strongest self-esteem are less likely to engage in socially unacceptable behaviors. While mistakes are made by all teenagers, those with the most self confidence will learn from them and adapt their behavior, rather than repeating the same mistake again.

My daughter just turned 13! Lets pause a moment and say a prayer for her, me. There now, we can go on. I'll be o.k. As I was saying, I have a teenager. More specifically, a teenage girl. Ouch, that hurts just typing it.
She went with me to do childwatch at the Y the other day and she was helping me with the kids.
They were all sitting around coloring pictures when K.(my daughter) drew a picture of what she wanted her birthday cake to look like. Marbled cake with different colored frosting and hearts on the side.
Well,its a women's prerogative to change her mind, so we went with sponge Bob. I don't know why everybody loves an under ware clad sponge.
What is it about Bob that captures the heart? And don't get me started about Patrick.
Here is the finished cake. Not to bad, huh? I know it made one
little girl teenager happy! I aim to please.

The surprise was inside. Oh it was marbled alright. In a checkered pattern. I learned a few things along the way. Like chill the cake before you cut it for cleaner lines. She thought I was a genius. I was feeling satisfied! It wasn't exactly symmetrical, it was my first checkered cake. And without the use of any special pans,

A big THANK YOU to Anne from Simply Anne's She gave me the instructions and the inspiration! Click hereto see her beautiful creation!




Blogger Geggie said...

Impressing a 13 year old is not easy! Way to go!

January 14, 2008 at 5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fantastic looking cake!

January 14, 2008 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger April said...

The cake looks wonderful!!

My son will be 13 in April, and I am not looking forward to it at all!

January 14, 2008 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

geggie- You got that right! lol

chelley325- Thank you.

april- Thank you! and I'll start praying for you now.

January 14, 2008 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

You're too modest! Your cake is beautiful! I loved how you decorated it...including the spongebob theme which my kids are crazy about :) My son wants me to replicate your cake for him :)

January 14, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Oooo the cake does look complicated. I'll have to look into how to make one. Great job on it and good luck with having a teenage daughter.

January 14, 2008 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I have a checkerboard cake pan set, but my cakes have never turned out so good. Your's looks great! Thanks for the tip of cooling before cutting!

January 14, 2008 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Anne- Thats too funny! And thanks again.

carla- looks are deceiving! It was surprisingly easy.

Karen- This was made without a special pan. Glad to hear from you.

January 14, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Great looking cake! I can't believe you did it without a special pan. Won't you tell us how you did it?

January 15, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love the way a checkerboard cake looks... Yours came out great!

Happy birthday to you daughter!

January 15, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Tracy- directions on the way! Check your inbox

Bittersweet-Thank you, I love it too

January 15, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Suzana Parreira said...

Wow, that is a most fantastic cake! I love the inside - it does look complicated. Nice job, Megan! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a nice note. :)

January 16, 2008 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your lucky K is a good kid!! Happy Birthday Kellie!! Sorry, I was so late with an reply.

January 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I am always deeply impressed by checkerboard cakes and yours is no exception to that. Wow.

January 17, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

I have always wanted to make a cake like that! I'll be checking out the link to see where you got your inspiration... maybe I'll attempt my own cake for my son's 6th birthday next month - if I get ambitious, that is!

January 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ooh if you don't mind sharing, I'd love to see the instructions too. Wonderful effect!

January 23, 2008 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

I was browsing through blogs and made my way through this post. Impressive cake. I might try a checkered one myself now (although I'm not much of a baker so I'm prepared for the oven to blow up lol).

Also, I'm 22 and had a Spongebob cake for my birthday a few months ago. Yep. At 22. I don't know what it is about that little yellow sponge but I just love that show. So your daughter is not alone. :)

March 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

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