So, I had a birthday recently and the photo above depicts the cake baked by my wife and daughter with a little help from our neighbor.
Apparently, I’m known for having a thing for little green men. I’ve got the 5′ inflatable green alien, the alien statue, and my “Paul on the Wall” sculpture all adorning my nerd cave. I used to have a huge plastic alien-shaped sippy cup that said, “Party Alien” but I lost that in the fire. I really enjoyed carrying that to neighborhood BBQs and such. Besides just screaming “I’m sophisticated,” it held about a half gallon of Diet Mountain Dew. I need to replace that…
Last year, my wife baked my usual favorite–chocolate cake with chocolate icing, when my daughter decided it was too plain and needed a nerdy touch. So, she created this:
This time, they turned it up a notch and enlisted the help of our neighbor who decorates cakes as a hobby. I think my wife probably wanted to do an alien autopsy theme but chickened out when it came time to get into details. I guess my weirdness doesn’t always translate well to polite society. So, while the pose just screams for confectionary innards, she ended up with a cool little alien dude who looks like he’s either A) having a heart attack, or B) has just been shot at close range. Either way, he’s very cool and according to my son, eminently delicious.
Of course I’m flattered that they’d take the time to do this for me. When you reach your mid-40’s, birthdays aren’t exactly a reason to jump up and moon-walk around the room. So thanks for the effort guys. Until next time…stay nerdy my friends.
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