4.02.2008

Blast from the Past



As I was browsing through my online Woman's Day [yes, again!], I came across these 'silly cakes' and it took me way back. [check the link for many more fun cakes].

When my Chris [who is now - gulp! - 32] was a Cub Scout, our pack did a cake auction as a fund-raiser. The boys and their dads were supposed to work together to make a cool cake to be auctioned off and the proceeds went into the Cub Scout budget. This was an instant challenge to Mark, who really gets into any kind of a 'making' thing, whether it's a cake, a lava-spewing volcano, a wind tunnel, a Pinewood Derby car or whatever. And he's good at it. So he and Chris got busy.

They ended up making a Big Mac cake, and I remember it as being pretty much exactly the way it's pictured here. The cool part was that it really was a Cub Scout's dream cake because at the auction, their cake blew away the competition. I think it went for well over $100, more than any other cake at the auction, and that would have been in the early '80's.

Now guess what's going through my head? "All my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry -- just like before, it's yesterday once more!" Gotta love the Carpenters.

19 comments:

Jori said...

Such CUTE cakes!! Fun memories too. 100.00 is a TON for the 80's that must have been one sweet big mac(literally;)

Rebecca said...

I love those cakes! So cute!

Ashley said...

Those cakes look so much like the real things...impressive! How I love "sweet" memories too!

Stina said...

That is awesome. I wish I was that talented. I, too, love to make things and be creative. That popcorn cake looks pretty fun. :)

Cammie said...

I saw those cakes in the Women's Day Magazine. I am really going to make the flip flop cakes for Cali's b-day this year

Mia said...

Those memories are the best. I love those cakes, fun crazy cakes are the best. (Huge Ace of Cakes fan ;)

hoLLy said...

i do love those carpenters! :) and those cakes are just wow. wow.

100 Percent Cottam said...

that burger cake really did rock. and these are adorable!!

Marilee said...

I love the slipper/sandal cakes. Are those graham cracker crusts used for the sand? Way cute!

Mel said...

Cute cakes. I like the big mac. Yummy! Makes me hungry for a big mac....and cake of course.

Tiburon said...

Those are some seriously cool cakes! I wish I had some talent in that area but I am seriously lacking...

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Chris started to get a little misty looking at the cake as well! Aaahhh the glory days of old! :)

Sarah said...

That is such a cool story. And now I want cake.

me, myself, and I said...

Man, those cakes look so good I don't think I could eat them. Weird.

Kristi said...

Oh Jan, theminute I opened up your blog I knew I found the jackpot!! Those look absolutely delicious and like my kind of cakes...I LOVE that your Chris made a hamburger cake...that's awesome!!

Emily J. said...

Those are awesome. I wish I could make cakes like that!

Natalie Scott said...

I think that is so cool that Mark did the cake with Chris. Ryan would never even attempt such a thing! I love the idea of a cake auction too!

Hacking it up said...

I love cake!...and those are some cute ones!!! I love Woman's Day too!
Great memories!

Melissa said...

I want me one of those beauties...some people have such luck!