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There’s No Pleasing Some People!

in 30 Tiny Moments, Family, General

Well one small contrary person.

Georgia asked me to make her a play cake today. We looked on the internet and she pointed out the largest cake possible, I reluctantly agreed. After an early supper, I sat down and made her this cake.

Triple Layer Chocolate Strawberry Felt Cake
Several hours later … I presented it to her with a big –> TaDA!

I expected cheering and clapping. Instead, I received this sort of reaction …

30 Tiny Moments – Day 27

I didn't want Cake ...
Apparently, she wanted a phone!

God give me strength!
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50 comments… add one

  • Heidi February 24, 2008, 9:45 pm

    The joys of parenting! I know how you feel. I made lunch today and it was not what my 6 year old wanted and I got the same reaction. I guess they do out grow it.

  • witchypoo February 24, 2008, 10:01 pm

    Dude, I knew it was felt, but I was drooling.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Puzzle

  • Simone February 24, 2008, 10:25 pm

    That stings! It’s a fabulous cake. I bet she’ll play with it often once she gets over the grumpy moment!

  • Audra Marie February 24, 2008, 10:27 pm

    Okay, how did you make the cake? I caught a picture of mine bawling just today. I can use it for leverage later in life. :)

    Audra Marie’s last blog post..Review and giveaway: Ribbon Rockstar

  • Michelle February 24, 2008, 10:43 pm

    I love the cake! Georgia’s reaction is also priceless – “like mom can’t you read my mind!”

  • Tasha February 24, 2008, 10:54 pm

    That cake looks pretty cool – what did you use for the cake part? Is it all felt with cardboard or something?

  • Cocoa February 24, 2008, 11:30 pm

    Oh to be three again and cry when something isn’t just as I expected!

    I think your cake turned out fantabulous!

    Cocoa’s last blog post..Black Gold Cookies

  • Elizabeth February 24, 2008, 11:51 pm

    Oh my Gosh, that is AMAZING. You are incredible with your felt food. I’d love to enter your contest with this comment (and I posted about the contest, too).

  • Noreen February 25, 2008, 12:09 am

    Wow, send it to my house my girls would dance with joy!!
    my girls usually ask me for something bigger when I make them something, like when I make a cupcake and they say “thank you mommy can you make me a cake now”

    Noreen’s last blog post..Painting all week

  • OMSH February 25, 2008, 1:01 am

    Am I horrible to be laughing? I’m so sorry. I am though – laughing.

    You did a great job.
    She’ll love it tomorrow, I’m sure.

    OMSH’s last blog post..Focus

  • laura February 25, 2008, 4:43 am

    Well, I think it’s a totally fine cake!

    laura’s last blog post..preschool valentine art

  • Jenn B February 25, 2008, 4:47 am

    ha! everyone’s trying to cheer you up w/”she’ll like it tomorrow”…lol. i don’t want to be ‘doom & gloom’…but i don’t know if i agree…however, i’m sure SOMEDAY she’ll enjoy it (or appreciate the thought & effort anyway)….heh. ;) (mostly just kidding). it is an amazing cake though & you’re a mighty fine mommy taking that kinda time for her. quite sweet.

    Jenn B’s last blog post..5.19

  • Christina E February 25, 2008, 5:24 am

    Yay!!! (I’ll cheer and clap for ya!)

    Christina E’s last blog post..Not our parents’ diapers

  • Kait February 25, 2008, 5:34 am

    Isn’t that the way it always works? Great job on the cake!

  • Alexia February 25, 2008, 5:59 am

    If it’s any consolation: I love the cake and would play with it ;)

    My (almost) 2yo does the same thing, it’s drives me insane!

    Alexia’s last blog post..If you’re bored…

  • Susy-Q February 25, 2008, 6:38 am

    That cake looks good enough to eat.

    I bet if you had made a phone, she would have wanted a cake! Toddlers–the fun never stops!

  • nikkapotamus February 25, 2008, 6:42 am

    I think I would have cried too. Because I couldn’t eat it! It looks so yummy! You are such a great mommy.

  • Jenny M February 25, 2008, 7:10 am

    Thats an amazing cake!! and Good for the figure as well= Wow- a phone huh? Who knew?

  • Andrea February 25, 2008, 7:43 am

    That cakes looks SOOO good – I could definitely eat it if it wasn’t felt! ;) Hmmm…but a phone? Shucks…maybe next time.

    Andrea’s last blog post..Pulling out the Paints!

  • Lucy February 25, 2008, 7:54 am

    Cute cake, hopefully she will come around and decide she does want the cake.

  • Deb February 25, 2008, 8:10 am

    I cannot believe the cake. I almost thought it was real! You crack me up. and so does Georgia – gotta love her. :)

  • Julie February 25, 2008, 8:43 am

    I think it looks good enough to eat!

  • liz @ monkey Kisses February 25, 2008, 9:06 am

    OH my and it was georgous!!!!! i want to eat all the felt foods you’ve been making.. I think they may be less calories than the real things.. but i can imagine how great they taste!

  • Heather February 25, 2008, 9:25 am

    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only mom in the universe who thinks (on several occasions throughout the day) that she’s fully met and exceeded the needs of her child (FAR beyond the call of duty) only to receive an all out temper tantrum in return. Sometimes I just can’t wait until we get on the same wavelength…it sure would save a lot of time, effort, and frustration. God help us all! :)

  • Cindi Hoppes February 25, 2008, 9:44 am

    You are truly amazing! Your cake looks so good and real! Please send it my way along with your laundry! Cindi

  • jenB February 25, 2008, 10:13 am

    How boring would a phone have been?????

  • Jamie February 25, 2008, 10:17 am

    There’s just no pleasing them, is there?

    Jamie’s last blog post..Melt my heart

  • JaimeS February 25, 2008, 10:51 am

    How on earth do you find the time to do all this felt food? That cake is absolutely adorable and Georgia doesn’t know what she’s missing out on!

  • Seema February 25, 2008, 11:14 am

    I wish you were MY mom! Great moms are wasted on children.

    Seema’s last blog post..Coming Soon!

  • katie bowen February 25, 2008, 11:14 am

    you poor thing. the cake is gorgeous and took a lot of time and skill…i think you deserve a medal for it.

  • jennifer February 25, 2008, 11:54 am

    My daughter saw that cake and said that is my cake. It looks like a strawberry shortcake cake (the doll Strawberry Shortcake). That is beautiful.

    jennifer’s last blog post..Toilet Paper Roll Race Cars

  • lace February 25, 2008, 12:16 pm

    Delicious looking cake and fun too. What a perfect toddler reaction. I get that if I forget and cut an apple in half after peeling it. The horrors of a sliced apple!!

    lace’s last blog post..Gloves in a Bottle Giveaway – Last Day!

  • Michelle February 25, 2008, 12:21 pm

    Just imagine me standing up, cheering with pom poms, and clapping louder than you’ve ever heard a human clap. I think that cake is so fantastic! Sigh. I’m sure (I say confidently) Georgia will warm up to it…

    Michelle’s last blog post..whirlygiggles aka scrappy cartwheels

  • Kami February 25, 2008, 1:35 pm

    Kids are fickle aren’t they?

    and yes, God needs to give us strength for that very reason!

    I think the cake looks good enough to eat :-)

    Kami’s last blog post..Bits and snips

  • Danielle February 25, 2008, 1:57 pm

    Sounds like my kids! LOL!

  • Mefeng February 25, 2008, 3:28 pm

    Wow!! Love your gorgeous cake. You are really good at cooking the felt.
    Georgia must love it (after she got the phone). I know how you felt with my almost 2 girl.

  • erin February 25, 2008, 4:35 pm

    Awwwwwwww, the cake looks awesome….I’m sure Georgia will love it, though! Maybe not today, but probably tomorrow!!! (or when you least expect it) Isn’t that how motherhood usually works? That’s how it works at our house…lol!

  • Lisa February 25, 2008, 5:36 pm

    Not to repeat others but that cake is AWESOME!!! You are very talented Georgia has no clue how blessed she is to have a mommy like you.

  • Kristian February 25, 2008, 6:59 pm

    I’ll take the cake, its GREAT! Motherhood can be so thankless :(
    But hey, she’s still cute, right?

    Kristian’s last blog post..The baby birthday party

  • Auntie Gayle February 25, 2008, 7:20 pm

    Sorry, Kim but I too, am laughing..really hard. Mostly at Georgia’s face, but also at how totally hilarious the whole situation must have been…cake…phone…cake…phone. How did you mess up on that ;)
    I love the cake.

  • Deanne S. February 25, 2008, 7:34 pm

    Great cake! I too, am busy making all sorts of felt play food, enjoying it so much – thanks for the new hobby!

  • Naomi February 25, 2008, 8:25 pm

    so typical… we can’t win!

    Naomi’s last blog post..Jasper Atom, cub reporter

  • glittersmama February 25, 2008, 9:55 pm

    That cake is fabulous. And so is that picture of Georgia!

    glittersmama’s last blog post..Snow Day

  • bree February 25, 2008, 10:05 pm

    Well I like it! does that count? Good job! thats too funny her reaction..hehe

  • Jennifer February 26, 2008, 3:19 am

    *cheering and clapping!

    It looks awesome!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..BG 3.0

  • Amy February 26, 2008, 2:04 pm

    I am so terribly jealous of your talent, what a gorgeous cake!

    Amy’s last blog post..2/25 $100 Gift Card Contest Update

  • Andria February 26, 2008, 2:24 pm

    lol! That is too precious.

    Andria’s last blog to my ears

  • laurie h. February 26, 2008, 10:14 pm

    looks edible to me… mmm… cake…

    laurie h.’s last blog post..CJ was home…

  • Ur September 19, 2009, 12:21 am

    Absolutely love the colours of that cake.

  • Hellhorror December 28, 2010, 1:58 am

    Hey I think the Choclate strawberry Cake might b tasty!

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