The kids had a joint birthday party for friends and they love Pokemon, so we had a Pokeball cake!
I used boxed cake mix and added oreo cookies to the mix before baking it in a baseball shaped cake mold. After the cake baked and cool, I frosted half of it with white icing. Then I tried to make red icing, but it turned out pink no matter how much food coloring I added.
Since there was less than an hour before the party was going to start: DISASTER!! But only temporarily.
Luckily, I spotted some cherries that we had in the fridge and they were exactly what the cake needed. And let me tell you, the fresh flavor that they added to the cake made me want to find a reason to use them on cake again!
The black banding part of the cake is made of crushed oreo cookies.
There were no leftovers.
So it was a success after all! Whew.
After we ate cake, the party was pretty much over. So. I cleaned up the yard.
Moms always get stuck with the clean-up duties, but I made the best of it: