Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I hope everyone is having a great day so far...

Last night we made a Leprechaun Trap Cake:

I mixed up a cake mix and divided it into 6 bowls (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and layered them into a bundt pan.

Then we mixed up some green frosting.
Once the cake was cool, we turned it over onto a cutting board and started squirting on green frosting on it to make it look like grass.
We put pretzel sticks over the opening and gold coins on top.
Then the boys drew a picture of a rainbow to let the Leprechauns know that there was a rainbow inside.  We were hoping that the Leprechaun would climb up to get the coins, and fall through the pretzels and we'd catch him in the middle of the cake.
We left it on the table over night...
But that sneaky little Leprechaun ate his way out of the trap...
Rainbow cake:

The boys woke up really early to check their trap.
They discovered that the Leprechaun had eaten his way out of the cake and left a trail of gold coins all the way to the door.
They boys got up before us and so Saxon appointed himself the leader and suggested that since the trap didn't work, they might as well enjoy the cake!
So he used the bamboo skewer and cut a huge section out of the cake and they ate it with their hands.
Then they ate all of the chocolate out of the gold coins but left the gold wrappers exactly where they found them (in a trail to the door).
We became aware of their self-sufficiency when Dalton came into our room covered in green frosting...
They somehow decided that since the cake didn't work as a trap...it might as well be a toy.  I got out of the shower to find Luke Skywalker and Han Solo waist deep in rainbow cake:
Boys...I don't know what else to say...
I hope you're having a great St. Patrick's Day!

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