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Thirteen Years Old

My nephew turned 13 last week. I cannot believe I am an aunt to a 13-year old.

I used to be the cool aunt, but lately I've not been making the cut. I've not been able to even get that grumpy, hormone-driven, crackling-voiced young man to even crack a smile.

When I found out he wanted a Super Mario cake for his birthday, I decided it was time to show him how cool his aunt could be. So the little guy and I colored fondant all week (we both had red food-colored hands for three days), researched Mario cakes online and came up with this.

I finally got a hug yesterday, and a bit of a smile as well.




  1. Girl! Your Mario is freaking fantastic! Great job :)

  2. Amazing cake!!
    You make it?????!!!!!!!!!!
    Your so cool :)

  3. You are a great aunt to make this! I am so impressed. Come post your favorite slow cooker recipe at Crock Pot Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. I would love for you to join me.

  4. You are the BESTEST Aunt ever!!! Not to mention a pretty cool mom and wife too :)

  5. That is awesome! I'm not going to show my kids though coz they'll expect one from me!


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