The Crazy Suburban Mom: Delicious, it is. Bake or do not bake, there is no try.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Delicious, it is. Bake or do not bake, there is no try.

Part 2

(Part 1 is here)

In the world of New Jersey Day Camp Bake-Off's this cake will forever reign supreme.


It took four people to build Master Yoda and as many to get him to the day camp.

It was decided at the last minute to assemble Master Yoda before the intergalactic voyage to camp. I voted against that and was vetoed with a teen-age eye roll. His head was suitably dry to attach but his light saber remained noodly so that would have to wait until the last minute.

In what I considered a decision born of sleep deprivation and too much sugar, all agreed that Master Yoda should ride to camp in someone's trunk. I strongly protested, and they agreed.

Go figure.

The second travel option thrown about was Master Yoda should ride shot-gun on a reinforced pizza box and I couldn't listen anymore, so I left.

I heard much animated discussion of logistics vs. the strength of cake and, yeah but what about the fondant?

I mean this was like, three 18 year old boys with a total of maybe 4 hours sleep tops between them, and no pastry hauling experience... Many fantastical Disneyesque plans were discussed. In the end Master Yoda sat in a reinforced pizza box on someone's lap... but not the driver's lap so than there had to be another driver following... My son followed in another car.

Which worked out because the lap Master Yoda was perched on needed a ride home anyway.

I hear that Master Yoda suffered some battle damage on the ride but nothing compared to what Obi-Wan suffered at the hands of Darth Vader so it was all good. And when they put him on the table amid many lovely, but painfully, square cakes the force was with them. The contest was won. The galaxy, safe.

I, for one will never forget the Day Camp Cake Contest of 2009.

Not that I can really...

Because it's still alive and fresh in my mind.

Plus it's still here...



Um, oh here too...




Here, too...


And here.

Lots there.

Thank you Mom, from Life...EXAGGERATED for this comment: Yoda would be proud..."Hmmm. Delicious, it is. Bake or do not bake, there is no try."

It was truly perfection!


Sandy 8/8/09, 9:22 AM  

This is hysterical! I would have been in your camp, take him in pieces and put him together after the ride. Kids! What a fabulous cake though, I can sure see why you won. Bet all the others were jealous, pea green even. lol

I am one who never bakes, truly; just don't like it so find your artistic baking truly a marvel.

May the force stay with you always.
Thanks for the visit, hope to see you again soon and often. You just never know where the suitcase has been or where she's going to next. I'm sooooooo behind with my knitting and crocheting; but think I need to force myself to work on something today.

Anonymous,  8/8/09, 9:36 AM  

I'm still surprised by this day camp...what kind of day camp has 18 year olds?!?

Seriously, you are THE most fun mom, Trace. In my house we had to get JOBS at that age -- I had three the summer before college -- and here these kids are having a blast and making memories, and Yodas! Pillsbury Yodas, in your warm kitchen, in your warm embrace :) It's beautiful.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites 8/8/09, 11:21 AM  

Wow, what an effort. Kudos to you!!!! By Christmas, maybe it will be cleaned up entirely. :o)

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@eloh 8/8/09, 1:34 PM  

Wonderful...they won!!!!!

What? pray tell, was the hack saw used?

chicamom85 8/8/09, 4:30 PM  

I am so happy they won, it was all worth it. Right??


Jan 8/8/09, 6:26 PM  

How wonderful! Congrats to the Yoda builders. Love the story!

Mom 8/8/09, 8:59 PM  

Wow, congrats to the boys on the winning cake! That's awesome.

And thanks for the props! That was very cool. :-)


Anonymous,  8/10/09, 10:05 PM  

his light saber remained noodly? did they use my ex husband as a model?

aw, c'moon, i had to say it!

Love the blog!

Reluctant Housewife 8/18/09, 4:07 PM  

I'm so glad they won! They definitely deserved to. Very creative.

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