Our party at home included opening presents (with lots of help from Laney):
Followed by a meal of his choice: chicken nuggets (not really his favorite, but he wanted Spencer to be included), pineapple, beans and a Bionicle cake. Yes, this year he wanted a vanilla Bionicle cake. Apparently the days of train cakes are long gone and I made the mistake of asking what he wanted. Since he is into Star Wars and Legos, I was thinking R2D2, or a Lego brick. He was thinking a Bionicle and boy was I surprised when he wanted the "biomechanical" Lego toy recreated in cake. Not really having thought it through, I agreed and wound up being very sorry. So, here it is the best Bionicle cake I could make:
Nope, it's not one of my best, but he liked it. Yep, it's supposed to be all bumpy on that side - it's the "evil" side and the eyes were shimmery.
The cake pictured above is actually the second cake I made because I threw the first one -- really, I hucked it. More on that later.
At the end of the day, Owen had a great birthday with only one exception - he was disappointed that the festivities were over so soon.