Jennifer Lyon

Friday, February 17th, 2012
Happy Friday!

I found this on the Behler Blog, totally cracked me up!

Yesterday was Broken Leg Boy’s birthday and filled with heavy food…ugh! And then there was the Death by Candy Cake. Normally I bake the cake myself, then let BLB frost and candy coat it. This time, however, BLB insisted on “helping” bake the cake.

His help consisted of him balancing on his crutches and dumping obscene amounts of chocolate chunks and two kinds of M&Ms in the batter. I told him it was too much candy and the cake won’t come out this way.

He insisted it would.

Now we have this leaning tower cake, covered in candy…sigh.  I’m not even going to take a picture, it’s too embarrassing. I’m typing this blog before we’ve eaten any cake, so I can’t say if it’s safe to eat or not.

So while we were out to dinner, we were describing for Wizard how the cake was crumbling and we were “pasting” it back together with frosting. Then being the witty witch that I am, I mentioned that it took a metal plate and seven pins to save the cake.

Wizard laughed.

BLB (who has the metal plant and seven pins in his leg) did not.  Well he tried not to laugh, but I saw him grin.

Okay and I’ll admit it–however good or bad the cake turns out to be, BLB and I had fun making it!

Have a great weekend!


13 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Viki S.
    February 17th, 2012 at 3:41 am · Link

    Love the quote!

    I’m glad you wrote your post before the sugar rush from eating the candy cake :). It sounds really yummy – me being a chocolate lover I probably would have added more chunks to the batter too. I hope BLB had a nice birthday and that every one enjoyed the cake.

    When we have birthdays I don’t make cakes anymore. It turned out that the boys don’t really like cake and I’d end up eating them myself. The exception is the mocha cake I used to make for the middle boy. He and I were the only ones that ate it. I used to give him a pc before school – nice caffeine high :).

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Julie
    February 17th, 2012 at 6:38 am · Link

    ROTFL! Good for BLB. They never quite grow up do they.

    It strikes a chord with me simply because it’s just the opposite here. I have to FIGHT to get the amount of chocolate chips the recipe calls for into the cookies. Chocolate chunks, forget it! Them most ironic part….I’m not the one with the sweet tooth!!!!

    Adore the quote! Perhaps that is why so many of us believed we are witches when we are young.

    Thanks for the laugh to start the day.

  3. B.E Sanderson
    February 17th, 2012 at 7:42 am · Link

    LOL, sounds like the perfect joke for the occasion. And the perfect dessert – a wobbly cake for a wobbly guy. =o) I’m so glad he could help and that you guys had fun.

    Sorry I went AWOL yesterday, but I took the day to drive up and see the kid. Took her to lunch, bought her dorm snacks – that kind of thing. Kind of an atta-witch for her improved showing so far this semester. =o)

  4. Kat
    February 17th, 2012 at 8:27 am · Link

    My family is on a healthy eating kick. We have gone fruit smoothie crazy. Which means purchasing a blender. So yesterday hubby and 9 year old girl go to store for blender and smoothie fixings. I get home and daughter proudly shows me a blender that I am sure came out of the tool section of the store rather than the housewares. She smiles big and says “Mom Dad and I got one that can crush a car.” Hubby is in the background making sounds like Tim the Tool Man Taylor from that show and weilding a knife at defenseless fruits. Half a fresh pineapple, a mago, 3 kiwi, and lots of ice go into this Machine. Son comes out of video game land- “Hey can I try that?” Not sure how long our smoothie craze will last but it is fun for now.

  5. Silver James
    February 17th, 2012 at 9:54 am · Link

    LOL, Jen. Y’all crack me up. I think it’s progress that BLB wanted to stand there and help. Hope the thing was edible. If not, spoon it into a bowl and cover it with whipped cream or ice cream and eat it with a spoon. See? There’s always a bright side. ;)

    Happy Belated B-day to BLB! Happy Friday! And yeah, I occasionally trade my wings for my broom, though my family would probably tell y’all it’s the other way around. :twisted:

    Now were are my appletinis and cookies? Or Candy Cake?!? Oh Li-inc….

  6. Jenn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Viki well BLB loved the cake, LOL! It tough on the digestion, that’s for sure. If it had been my cake,I’d have stuck with just the chocolate chunks and left all the M&Ms out.

    Mocha cake–yum! I would love that! Sounds like the perfect breakfast too :-)

  7. Jenn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Julie, LOL on your fight to get chocolate chips in! Wizard used to be like that, but I’ve got him properly trained now :-)

  8. Jenn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:08 pm · Link

    B.E., so glad to hear your college kid is turning things around! I knew she would, but I’m betting you’re feeling so much better now!

    I never thought of the cake matching BLB…too funny!

  9. Jenn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Kat, your husband sounds like a crack up! And you’re getting healthy snacks into the entire family in the process. That’s witch-worthy sneakiness, LOL!

    I totally relate to the blender, a couple weeks ago, one my sons showed me a blender he bought for smoothies–same thing! Men and their toys!

  10. Jenn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Silver, I was thinking the crumbled parts of the cake would be good over vanilla ice cream–we think alike!

    I’m all for appletinis! Let’s do this! Only you have coax Linc out, he refuses to talk to me until I finish with Ram and get back to his story.

  11. Dawn
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Happy Belated B-day to BLB! Glad you both had fun with the cake. It sounds really yummy, esp. w/the ice cream :D Although, I have a friend who would think it’s way too much chocolate. This is the same friend who, when she makes what SHE calls choc. chip cookies, only put 1 or 2 chips per cookie. How wrong is that?!?! Those aren’t choc. chip cookies! I dump the whole bag in a single batch and still want more chocolate! She’s just not right, I tell you (and her too!)

    Love the quote! And I have to steal it for myself :) One of my friends (the former boss lady) is always asking if I flew in on my broom :D

    Now, where’s Linc w/ those cookies and appletinis? Silver, you better not be trying to keep them all to yourself ;)

    Happy Friday, witches!

  12. Silver James
    February 17th, 2012 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Yo, LINC! A little advice…No witch likes a pouty Wing Slayer. Pull up your big boy briefs and get out here. We need appletinis and cookies. Trust me, that’ll get the head witch in a much better mood and when she’s in a good mood, she writes faster. Capice?

    Dawn, I’m pourin’ just as soon as the *boy* shows up with the pitcher! ;)

  13. Shiloh
    February 17th, 2012 at 9:01 pm · Link

    I can totally relate to that baking experience. The only difference is my boys are still little, I guess they never do grow up huh? :) Sounds like you guys had a great time and since you were able to respond to posts today it must have been edible and non-toxic! :wink:

    I’m so bummed I missed every blog this week except today and Monday because of tests!! *sigh* Hopefully I’ll be back next week!

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