Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday Recipe, Part II: The Tiger's Bunny Birthday Cake

This doesn't really count as a recipe, but it was just as yummy as it was silly - the Tiger's cake to celebrate his fifth birthday.

It's Max the bunny from the "Max and Ruby" books by Rosemary Wells. The cake is chocolate from a mix; the frosting is homemade buttercream with a dash of almond extract. I carved Max out of a 9 x 13 rectangle, basically by cutting away everything that wasn't bunny. The Tiger's daddy did most of the face with a little help from me.


The Tiger likes Max. The Tiger also is Max. That stinker-ish glint in the eye is one we know a little too well.

His actual birthday is still two days from now but we had to celebrate early because I'll be out of town (sniffle). I don't really expect he'll grow out of his mischief between now and then. But I do know that a lot happens in the sixth year of life, and by a year from now, he'll be a whole lot more civilized. I'd better stop now before I get all maudlin about how my baby is about to leave his early childhood behind.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Wonderful!

We love "Max and Ruby" here, and that little sideways look he gets when he is about to make mischief.

My son thinks that Ruby is a bit of a nag, and needs to lighten up.

You know another Max I like? From "Where The Wild Things Are".

Sungold said...

Yeah, I love "Where the Wild Things Are." In college, I lived in a co-op house where an entire hallway was painted in a "wild things" mural. It was *very* fitting for that particular house. :-)

Ruby's nagging, bossy tendencies are the only blight on Max and Ruby. I love the books and the show, too, but I wish it didn't follow the tradition of the girl being the goody two-shoes.