We had a busy Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday, Cooper crossed over from cub scouts to Boy Scout starting with his Arrow of Light Ceremony.
These are some pictures of the Order of the Arrow Scouts who came to participate and of Cooper "crossing over" into scouts
Cooper with the Order of the Arrow Scouts, with his Scout Master, with his den leader and his Arrow of Light Award. His leaders really made it a special night. Cooper worked hard and we are so proud of him. Next stop Eagle Scout!
Sunday, marked Cooper's 11th Birthday
He has read the entire Harry Potter series twice since this fall so I thought a Harry Potter cake would be fun
It was a lot of fun making this cake once I figured out what I was going to do. It tasted great too. Chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling and chocolate ganache on top!
Here are some close ups of my fondant creations. Originally the Sorting Hat was made out of tootsie rolls but it wouldn't hold its shape and ended up looking like Jaba the Hut. The fondant worked much better. The snitch was made from a white chocolate truffle painted with gold pearl dust. The scarf is not exactly the official colors for Gryffindor but you have to make some exceptions when working with food coloring.
Apparently we got everything except the candles. No worries, dad has a plan!
I don't have any pictures of Cooper blowing out the bonfires. He freaked out at the size of the flames and blew them out as soon as they were lit.
Happy Birthday Cooper! We love you!!!