Trevor wasn't sure what to make, so he and I sat down at the computer and scrolled through a bunch of images of decorated cakes, seeing if anything would inspire him. He fell in love with this image of a snake cake. It seemed manageable. We'd bake a bundt cake, cut it into chunks, and arrange them to form a snake's body. Then Trevor would pipe the frosting, add marshmallow eyes, chocolate chip nostrils, and a fruit leather tongue. With a plan in place, we bought our supplies and waited until the big day.
We ended up having to have a much shorter snake than Trevor had planned, due to the fact that all completed cakes had to fit in a 13 x 9 inch cake box and we hadn't made a template ahead of time to test for size. Oh well. Despite being a bit stunted, it was still adorable. Here is the Snake Cake just minutes after Trevor put it on the auction table. Two bids already!
Here's a closer look from the top and the front:
Trevor was thrilled with how his cake turned out and proud that it brought in a good amount of money for the Pack.
The cakes were fun and dinner was very tasty, but the highlight of the Blue & Gold was seeing the boys who had made rank go through their ceremonies. Trevor and six other boys in Den 1 were awarded their Wolf. During the ceremony, a red paw print was painted on their right cheek to signify their achievement.
I've been storing my pins with our other Cub Scout stuff and wasn't sure if I was supposed to be wearing them or displaying them somehow. After a quick search, I found a tutorial to make a pin necklace that looks great and seems easy enough for a sewing novice like me. I love that it incorporates both the Cub Scout and the Boy Scout colors, with room for all the pins as Trevor moves up the ranks. I have high hopes that in about ten years I'll be adding an Eagle pin to my collection.