Our house has been taken over by angry birds! Costumes, cookies, cake... I never could resist a good theme.
A couple of months ago, when I bought Max and Clara my iPhone (did you catch that?), they quickly became obsessed with Angry Birds, the game. If you haven't heard of it, well, I can only assume that you live without technology somewhere in the wild. There isn't much to the game, just a bunch of angry birds trying to kill green pigs. To an 8 year old, it's pure genius. And for his birthday this year, he decided that he wanted an Angry Bird Cake that you could "really play."
Talk about pressure.
To get what was in his head conceptualized into a cake was a trick. We sat in the lobby of his piano studio and spent a good 20 minutes discussing the details. I would sketch something, he'd erase it and sketch something else, I'd say that's impossible, he'd reply something about how I could figure it out, and so on and so forth. The other people in the lobby were riveted with our conversation and I can only imagine what we sounded like. He's one of my tougher clients. But we finally came to agreement and he was very excited for his Cake That's Also a Game.
And the final product:
He wanted a desert scene... and the TNT was a must.
The wood scaffolding was made from Twixt and KitKat. Can't beat that cookie crunch.
Each bird was represented... all equally angry.
And there were a lot of cheeky pigs.
Each child at the party got to launch a bird from our little makeshift slingshot. In the end it wasn't very efficient, so we just let the kids throw the birds at the pigs. (We're still finding them scattered around the house.)
And in case you're wondering about payment, Max owes me 10 foot massages. Or I could always dip into his college fund. Cake, college.... both equally important.
Snort snort snort, huff puff, pffltt.