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Another Use For A Penis Cake Pan…Doh!

First off, if you are penisphobic (pretty sure that isn’t a word), STOP reading now because this post mentions the word several times.  I’ll try to keep it as PG-13 as possible.

Years ago when I was pregnant and hormonal, 7 to be exact, I was cohost of a friend’s baby shower and volunteered or got volunteered to make the cake. Pregnant me thought it would be fun and entertaining to make a penis cake since the guest of honor was having a boy. It was entertaining when the more conservative guest were trying to guess if the cake was…uh…maybe a rocket? Nope…it’s a penis.  Oh okay. It was fun when all the guest (it was a coed shower) had to eat the cake and say how good it was…I forgot all about my 24/7 morning sickness for awhile.

Fast forward to the present, I have never used the penis pan again.  I didn’t think it through. There aren’t many occasions in a married girl’s life that call for a penis cake. I was going to try to sell it, but I don’t know if I’ll get reported for an ad: “Large genital cake pan for sell. Will send pic to serious buyers.”

Today is my husband’s birthday. Happy birthday, Mister!! He is a huge Simpsons fan. I bought some Simpsons figures at the dollar store and was going to put it on a sheet cake. As I was pulling the ingredients out to bake the cake, the penis pan in my Goodwill box caught my eye. No! I was not donating it to Goodwill. I threw it in there when my kids had their friends at the house. Anyway, I saw the penis pan standing upright resembled Homer’s head (no puns intended). Yes, yes I did make my husband’s birthday cake with a penis cake pan. For not being a professional, I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?

Penis Cake Pan
I used 1 box of cake mix, baked for about 35 minutes.
I cut off about 3 inches from the…bottom area to use for the eyes and nose. I used 2 different size shot glasses to cut around for the eyes and nose. I used frosting to stick them to main cake.
I used white frosting for the eyes and frosted the bottom to look like a shirt.
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I used a little chocolate frosting mixed with white frosting for Homer’s mouth area. I added yellow food coloring to the rest of white frosting and frosted face. I finished it off with black icing for the eyeballs and 2 strands of hair.
Homer Simpson Cake Made From Penis Cake Pan
Happy Birthday!! He loved it.

 

 

Local Kid Friendly Things to Do

Akers of Strawberries
Akers of Strawberries

This is a partial LIST OF LOCAL KID FRIENDLY THINGS that my kids enjoy.  Most the activities are in Crestview and some in the surrounding area. The majority of the activities are low cost or free. If you know of any other local place that is kid friendly, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.  Check back because I am updating it with some other cool places my kids love around here and including more places in the Destin area. I only included places that I have actually taken my kids. Please be sure to call the places ahead of time to make sure the information is current (eventually I will add links to some of their websites).  If you are a local place that kids would enjoy, please contact me at webmaster@biancainc.com

Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park
Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park

Happy Birthday Josiah!

Today Josiah turned seven years old! I have a second grader now…where did the time go? It doesn’t feel like it was already seven years ago when I was blessed with one of my best friends, Josiah Cristian. I rememeber not being able to sleep for the first few months because I would wake up and want to stare at him all night.  His existence changed so many parts of my life, he made me want to be the best mom I could be, and I wanted to show God how much I appreciated his wonderful gift.  I want Josiah to use his good heart to be the very best version of himself.  I hope he gets all the best parts of his dad and me. I hope he doesn’t make a lot of the same mistakes his dad and I made, but I’ll be there to give him good advice, listen to him, never judge him, and love him unconditionally. Happy birthday baby boy.  You may not be a baby still, but you will always be my first baby. I love you Josiah.First Baby

Check out Josiah’s ninja party!

Focus on Yourself

Your Light

“Blowing out somebody else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” I don’t remember who said this, but I heard it from my sixth grade Quest teacher (a half hour life class for students to talk about feelings, I didn’t share much, but paid close attention). I’ve never been the kind of person to judge or make fun of someone, when I know I am not perfect.  I’m not surprised, but always amazed at the people who think they will look better, more interesting, or draw attention by talking down about other people.  I can never understand those that would spend so much energy putting others down. Some say people do it because jealousy, insecurity, peer pressure, bored, immature, or other reasons. Why do you think they do it? If you do it, why? Next time you hear someone talking mean about someone, don’t join in or laugh and encourage it. If you are the person doing it, stop, close your mouth, and focus on yourself;)

Hello, hello!

Destin, FL
Me & My Munchkins

Hi, I’m Bianca.  Nice to meet you.  I am always changing my webpage, so I’m trying the blog route.   I mainly like to keep a webpage because when I first moved to this area, after I had my kids, it was a treasure hunt trying to find activities to do around here.  I have found some pretty cool places through my own searching and from friends.  I want to pass on the information to anyone that might be new to the area, a new mom, or just looking for something fun to do with the family.  If my site helps even one person, mission accomplished.  Please let me know about activities or ideas that I haven’t already included on my site.