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30 August 2011 @ 11:56 am
Another fly-by  
Here are some pictures of Christopher's birthday cake, from last weekend. After waffling back and forth between LEGO Kingdoms and LEGO Harry Potter, he mentioned LEGO Atlantis, and I jumped on that because it was the night before his party and time to commit! Geez. Usually, I start sketching the cake about 3-4 days early, but not this time. :O

There are the divers (AKA, the thieving invaders!) and the protectors: Mutant Shark Warrior, Manta-Man, and Squid Warrior. Click the picture to enlarge it. I like using LEGO figures, because if you have the right gauge of straw you can mount the pieces right on the straws and minimize their contact with the frosting. Fruit rollup pieces (see the "seaweed" under the Squid Warrior?) are also good, because only the very bottom of the LEGOs get sticky, and soap and water will clean that right up.

The gateway and larger seaweed trees are from an Imaginext set.

Christopher's actual birthday was the next day, so I couldn't use the figure from his new Atlantis set on the cake. I bought this set because it was relatively inexpensive, and I liked the warrior. He has atrocious underfangs, and an arm+fin combo that looks kind of like the wingalings on Trogdor. I think of him as a Sea Monster Warrior, but LEGO calls him the Barracuda Warrior. Whatevs-- he's weird, and therefore fun. He doesn't have a magic shield, though, like the other characters. Christopher claims it's because he's too stoopid. \o?

nrrrdy_grrrl on August 30th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
So fantastic! Yay!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 30th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Plus, being homemade (-ish), they taste really good. :D
devon99 on August 30th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
That is so cool!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on August 31st, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
colleenishcolleenish on August 30th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
I am in awe - cool, cool cake!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yay!halfshellvenus on August 31st, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Thank you-- glad you liked it! :D
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on August 31st, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Awesome cake! Bet he loved it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Doomed Winchestershalfshellvenus on August 31st, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
He and his guests, both! And once I served everyone, one of the other Moms moved a couple of the pieces around. :0

Apparently, playing with LEGOs is irresistible to just about everyone. ;)
cindytsuki_no_bara on August 31st, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
that is so cool! i love the fruit roll-up seaweed. and barracuda warrior doesn't need a shield - he has underfangs!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on August 31st, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
The "seaweed" is protecting the bottom of the treasure chest, too. Boy, that stuff is useful!

Like the underfangs? That's part of what makes him look so stoopid, though I'm partial to his ridged head-fin thingy and the wingalings. ;)

I HAZ A STORY FOR YOU! Your final fic is ready-- hoping to post it today, though you're probably too busy packing and flailing to read it. ;)