Well the birthday party has come and gone, and it was a rip roaring success. We had 11 boys, drawing targets, shooting arrows, shooting bb guns and playing capture the flag. They also inhaled 2 packs of Newman Os, 3 gallons orange juice punch, 1 1/2 gallons of beef stew and 24 biscuits. Woooohoooo.
The cake was actually amazingly easy to assemble and turned out great. I have to say I was starting to panic about the cake, how could I possibly make a cake that would look like a stockade? And have people, kids even, see it and understand what it was? Well somehow it turned out great, lego guys, army guys and wildlife all included. We even had a few playmobil cannons on the fort too.
If you ever want to make a stockade cake, simply bake a 9X13 cake and cut it in a funky l_l shape. Then frost it with chocolate frosting, add broken pretzel rods around the edge like the fence and add a few candy windows and the arch over the entry way. Tada!
I also managed to get out thrifting. I scored awesome fabric pieces for making some fabric snack bags and lunch sacks.
Peace and Love--