‘Twas One Day Before Halloween

And my little guy turned 4 !
And we had cake pops, monster and lego head kind
I made them for the very first time
He ate a batch with his little friends in school and another batch with some friends over at our place on Halloween day itself

It took me 3 days, from baking, moulding, coating and decorating
It has to be the most well planned birthday cake I have ever baked

And I thought I had learned my lesson to not risk ruining my kids’ birthday party with a failed bake, the kind that made your jaw drop after the birthday song is sang and the cake is cut

Yet the memory was short and it was before long when I plunged into another bottomless pit
and put myself through this whole nerve wrecking, hair pulling, and energy sapping process

And it made me wonder whether he would be any less thrilled or excited if it wasn’t a home baked cake

The answer is probably no but I know this is the kind of thing or pain I would put myself through hoping that I could make the day a little more special, making him feel a little extra special

And the backup plan was cupcakes from Walmart that were selling at 6 bucks for half a dozen
those that would probably put the kids in a sugar rush and high

It probably didn’t make any economical sense to make your own
But you know how being a parent do funny things to you

It turned your world upside down, made you the most powerful yet the most inadequate person who would think and dwell on the simplest and littlest act over and over again
Such as a situation like this might be thought of as a lesson on possibilities when one is willing to try, learn and put in effort

The day came when my little guy gathered with his friends who oooh and ahhh at his oh-so-special birthday cake pops
There he stood, grinning ear to ear, occasionally in a daze, still caught in a surprise, that the day that he had been waiting for has finally arrived

As I juggled with my camera and phone, struggling between taking a video or taking a photo, before I knew it, the song was over
My little guy was given the task of giving out the cake pops which he absolutely loved doing
I guess it made him feel all grown up, like a 4 year old, doing a very important job

And when he finally got his chance to eat his cake pop, I held my breath and watched as he sank his teeth and took his first bite
Within seconds he gobbled everything up and turned to me asking for a second serving
With a purplish grin and icing still stuck between his teeth and happiness written all over his face

I know this face would stay with me for a long time
and it would be this face that will fool me into this whole nerve wrecking, hair pulling and energy sapping process when the next birthday comes

And these cake pops wouldn’t be possible if not for a friend, who is really a guru at making cake pops
She had patiently put up with my endless HOWs and WHYs and cheered me on when I thought I couldn’t make it
She is a SAHM to 2 boys and she makes cake pops for birthday parties from her home
Hop over to Sweet and Savouries by Dawn for a peek into her delectable creation and be inspired !


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  1. Susan says:

    Your cakes pops are gorgeous. I’ve made them twice so I know how much effort you must have put into them to get the final product. But it’s so worth and he must be so proud of his mama 🙂 Happy belated to your little man.

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