Sunday evening and another “Teddy Graham” birthday cake creation. Since Dad had to work on Gawain’s birthday (9/11), we opted to celebrate on Sunday. Which, of course, means a cake.

Not just any cake will do…

I have, in years past, created a number of “Teddy Graham” scenarios: “Teddy’s Under The Sea” complete with a “Teddy-eating” shark… “Teddy Graham Sacrificial Volcano”, complete with lava and grass-skirted natives preparing the “victims” for sacrifice… “Teddy Graham Ski Mountain”, my personal favorite, with tobogganed teddy bears skiing downhill, crashing, making snowmen and having snowball fights…and the “Teddy Graham Campground”, outfitted with tents, fishing gear, canoes and all the trappings of an outdoor adventure…

Gawain’s request this year: “The Big Rock Candy Mountain Teddy Graham Mining Expedition.” The bears are busily engaged in mining the large quantities of caramel and candy corn trapped inside the chocolatey recess of the mountain. No Teddy Grahams were injured in the making of this cake…

He liked it.

The problem: the brothers are becoming highly competitive in the “idea arena”…Maximilian wants a “Teddy Graham Civil War”. That’s an awful lot of blue and gray…

Maybe I should just make cupcakes…

Oh…check out this gift. Truly the most unusual thing I’ve seen in awhile!