For this eight year old little boy, it sure was.   

Saturday at 4:00 p.m. my son's friends showed up for his semi-suprise party.  
For the next 45 minutes, they ran around outside like wild animals outside. That's what little boys do. About 4:45 p.m., they made their way to the top of our street in anticipation of the "Big Surprise".  

The next thing you know, this giant bus comes barreling up the street. 
The boys scream, and once again, run around like wild animals!

We literally had to hold them back.

They boarded the bus and for the next two hours, they played video games with intense focus.   

About an hour and half into it, I took the cake out to the bus and lured them off for 
all of five minutes.  Just enough time to sing a quick "Happy Birthday" and scarf down some cake, 
oh and run around like wild animals once again. 

I always insist on making my kids' birthday cakes.  The time or two when they have requested a store bought cake, I quickly dismissed it with a promise to make the "coolest cake ever".  
I'm going to go ahead and declare this the "coolest cake ever" made by me, at least. 
Even if it was put together at the last minute using store bought fondant. 
It's the thought that counts, right?

Here are some of the other cakes I have made over the years.  
Some were cool, some were not.
While my artistic and culinary skills are not always the best,
I give myself an "A" for effort.  

And most importantly, my customers are always happy!

Happy Monday to all.


  1. Best Mom ever! Are you kidding me? A bus with video games? Boy heaven! And a home made cake that is cool to boot? Andrea, you rock!

  2. omg, that is the best idea ever!! such a great idea for a party. nice job on the cake!!

  3. Oh my gosh girl, this post has me wishing that we lived closer to each other! Your cakes throughout the years are awesome!! The controller is fabulous - I have to steal that idea for my youngest!! I love to make fun cakes too (highly unprofessional looking, but my kids don't care!) And that bus?? What genius thought that concept up? How fun and exciting for a bunch of boys!

  4. Wow, I think you must be high up on the cool mom list for 8 year old boys! The bus of video games, genius! Also the cake looks great, love it! I also really like the guitar cake, might need to make one of those for my soon to be 3 year old who is loves his guitars. Thanks for sharing this morning!

  5. very, very, awesome :o) what more could a kid ask for? way to go mom

  6. that is such a fun idea for a party! i love it!!!! and the cake is too cute! your kids are adorable.

  7. I think my nephew has been on one of those game buses and now I know what they look like - how COOL! And the cake! Nice work Mom!

  8. Fun idea, and cute cake! Good work!

  9. Who knew?!? What a great birthday. Love your cake!

  10. And the award for Coolest Mom Ever goes to.... Andrea!!! Seriously, how cool is that! I didn't even know things like that existed. And, your cake is amazing (now I want cake). Bravo!

  11. You are like the best mom in the whole wide world!



  12. What a fun party! My son would love that and that cake is awesome!


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