I am not a planner. Not in the least.
Let me clarify. I am not a planner for anything besides the essentials.
Lets just say that being a mom to 4 little kiddos, and running a handmade business, and trying to blog, and making sure that I get my kiddos to school and sports and whatever else they've got going on, while making sure that I honor my commitments to church and whatever else, and being a wife and getting ready to go on vacation doesn't leave a lot of time for fluff.
Ya know what I mean?!
We were going out of town for a friendcation during my baby boys 1st birthday. Awesome right?! Of course awesome.
We were so excited to get away.
So, like usual I packed what everyone needed.
I grabbed baby boy a box cake mix (cause thats how we roll)
Then, after I took lots of time preparing and baking that cake *not*
I decided I had time leftover to make this cake not so boring.
But what was I to do?
Then, I thought. He's always been a monkey to us. Every since he was born.
Seriously. He has reminded me of Turk from Tarzan so many freaking times!
So, then I started to try to figure out how I could make a monkey face.
Lucky for us our Friendcation was at the cabin and I could raid the pantry
I was on the hunt for anything brown.
So we colored the frosting brown with cocoa powder
We toasted a bit of coconut
We found some chips ahoy cookies
and we found some crushed graham crackers.
I think we could pull this off!
And we did!
First I did a little sketch of what the face would look like on a paper. A little planning goes a long way!
Then I took a toothpick and traced the outline in the frosting
Then I just started to fill in that space with the toppings. Slowly building up a cute little face
Now is it perfect? Nope!
Do I care that it isn't perfect? Nope!
What I do care about is that my family was all together, enjoying the time that we had with each other. Baby boy had a birthday cake that was representative of him. And we were surrounded by people that we love and care about.
That, my friends, is what is important.