I made them myself. And they are horrible! NO JUDGIES!
Still, as my husband worked his poor little soul to teeny tiny pieces in his efforts to coordinate and coach the Lego Robotics team (with, I have to say, very little support from the school. More on that when I can write about it without spitting on my computer), and as the kids both kicked ass and took names at the competition yesterday (and proud we are of all of them), I have spent the last two days baking Lego cakes.
And you know what, those kids deserve cake. Their school is a small, fairly new charter school, and this is the very first trophy that the school has won. The very first one. And I am proud to the teeth of these children.
I am not, however, proud of these cakes.
The cakes are, by every estimation, a miserable effort.
I swear to god, I’m an excellent cook, but I am baking-challenged. I am baking-deficient. I am the anti-baker. Oh, Julia Child! I have failed you! An entire childhood spent watching your show on public television, and so very little to show for it! Only this:
Here they are in all their gloppy glory. Do not laugh. I shed tears for these. Sweat too, but not blood. At least, I’m pretty sure.
Really, I blame my husband for this. For giving me the idea. For working so hard that I felt that I needed to increase my contribution. I needed to match. I needed to justify myself. I blame my husband for the fact that, when one fell and exploded on the floor with a sickening schllllllurlp, I honestly thought that I could fix it. “I’m sure it’s salvageable,” my Betty-Crockered brain whispered as I gazed at the crumbly goo on the ground.
And I believed it.
This is Ted’s fault.
Ted, my darling husband (god bless his infernal self) who came up with the idea.
“It’ll be fun,” he said.
“The kids’ll love it,” he said.
“Look! Here’s a website! It looks easy!”
He did not, I found out later watch the helpful video that was on the website:
Still I did it. I even have photographic evidence. Look:
And now they exist. And they are messy. And lopsided. And gloppy. And honestly, not that good. But the kids will like them.
Or, they better like them, anyway.
Congratulations Team Lego Pandemonium and Team Sonic! You guys are AWESOME!
(have some cake!)