Last Thursday my twin boys turned 7. This year was not a party year, something I’m a little grateful for. Parties happen every second year in our family, and with 4 kids I am very glad I decided to do this when my eldest was born, who is now 14.
For 2 weeks before the boys birthday I had been discussing with them what sort of cake each of them would like. In my head though I think I’d been planning them for months, so had a little work to do to convince toward my way of thinking. Ideally I wanted to make two different cakes, basically because I did have to make two and didn’t want to have to eat the same cake twice. When you have twins and they have cakes, you have to have a piece of both so you don’t upset or favour either one.
The boys both decided that they wanted Power Rangers, that was great, but finding anything Power Rangers was not going to be easy. I then saw these funny looking collectables with big heads called Pop Vinyl. A few weeks before the boys birthday I asked the newsagent if there were any Power Ranger ones on the off chance that he’d say yes. And he did, sadly though they were out of stock. Told the boys they had to choose a different character each.
Two days before their birthday we headed to the shops to get the Pop Vinyls. Both boys knew what they wanted, but me really wanting to go with my original Power Ranger idea would not give up. We went into two different shops looking at the Pop Vinyls, one had so many. I told both boys not to choose yet, but just look incase we happen to find the Power Rangers.
We finally went to the newsagent and I told the twins to choose which ever one they wanted.While they were doing this I was talking to the lovely lady working there, telling her how we really wanted Power Rangers but that they didn’t have them anymore. She then informed me that they do have them again, this made my day. Right now to convince the boys to go back to their original idea, Aiden was fine with it Eli took a little bribing. But hey I won, well done me.
Now we had our Power Rangers and our colour theme, next we had to buy lollies to match.
I really enjoyed making these cakes, basically because I get to try out cakes I’ve not made before and different icing techniques. And if it doesn’t work out it doesn’t matter.
Aiden got my standard chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. I love this cake, it’s my go to never fail cake. And seeing as his Power Ranger was black, it fitted my colour theme. Eli’s Power Ranger was yellow, so I wanted something a little lighter in flavour and colour. I decided on a coconut cake with lemon buttercream. I love the recipe I use for this cake as it is something a little more exciting than a vanilla cake.
My favourite part is decorating with all the lollies, because you really can’t get it wrong. So the night before the boys birthday while they were asleep I put the cakes together and decorated them, (which always takes a lot longer than you think.) I love seeing how excited they are in the morning when they wake up and see their cakes sitting on the table all finished.
Morning of the birthday, cakes looked at presents opened, boys wanting to eat the cakes for breakfast. I was mean and said they had to wait for for dad to come home from work.Later that morning we dropped their sister at her production rehearsal, (the other sister was at her best friends house in Torquay because it was school holidays). We then headed to McDonalds for lunch because they get to have whatever they would like. Then they had haircuts (Aiden had been begging for one). After that was a quick trip to the skate park, Eli’s request. Then picked up Charli-Rose from rehearsal and head home and wait for dad, so we can eat cake.
Finely dad was home, I think it was the longest hour an a half for the boys waiting for him. We sang Happy Birthday and had cake. But really all the boys were interested in was the lollies covering the cakes, who can blame them they just turned 7. Lollies are way more interesting than cake.
That evening we headed to Time Zone, the boys loved it and really I think we could have gone there without spending any money, the boys think they’re playing the games even when they’re not. But they had a great time, and thats all that matters.
Dinner again the boys choice was The Pancake Parlour, I think they choose this because they get to have dessert for dinner. Eli did ask for dessert after he just finished his adult serve of pancakes with ice cream and chocolate sauce. That kid will try it every chance he gets.
And now the day had come to an end.
The next day they got to celebrate a little more, going to Torquay to spend the afternoon with their best friend Oli. We even took the left over birthday cakes, which were a hit.
I think it’s safe to say it was another successful birthday in the Morris household!