Friday, June 25, 2010

Super Daddy To The Rescue!!

I asked Samuel a few weeks ago what he wanted to give Tim for Father's Day. He came up with all kinds of ideas that I knew I would not have time to make, but it was so fun to see him think about all the things that would be special for his Daddy. One of the first things that he said was a Super Daddy cape. I've said before that their favorite game to play with Tim is dragon-fighting and princess-saving. This can start as fighting dragons and, as they play, turn into anything from bear hunting, fly chasing, super hero flying, really anything where they can be loud, run, jump, shoot and just be boys. Samuel also wanted me to make a sword, a shield and a helmet, but I thought I could maybe get a few things rolled into one.
I came up with a Super Daddy logo on a shield on a cape. I didn't have a pattern, but knew I wanted some kind of collar and I'm really happy with what I ended up with!

I made my own bias tape and used that to finish the edges, instead of doing 2 layers of fabric, because they always play when Tim gets home from work and he's already hot and tired, so I wanted it to be as light and breathable as possible. 
I put a few extra stitches here so nothing gets lost during those flying rides.

Super Hero Super Daddy!!!!

To the RESCUE!!

They LOVE their Daddy sooo much!

What sweet boys :o)

Samuel also asked what kind of animal cake I was going to make. I said that I would make his Daddy's favorite cake but it wasn't going to be any kind of animal :o). My birthday's coming soon and they asked me what animal cake I was making for myself. Tim told them that my birthday present to me was that I didn't have to make a cake :o). I guess with the last few birthdays I've set their expectations a bit high :o).
I don"t have any pictures of the cake because Tim eats sweets too fast! But here is the recipe from a 1940's cookbook:

Hot Milk Cake
4 eggs beaten lightly
2 C. sugar
1 ts. vanilla
2 C. flour
2 ts. baking powder
Mix well in order given.
In small pot melt 1 stick butter in 1 C. milk.
Add and beat to mixture.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done :o)

I always serve with cool whip as icing and green grapes around the side.
Sounds funny but it's REALLY good!

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