Remains: Eddie Van Halen Cake

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Ok so I can finally post the irony of the picture in yesterday’s post

I was in the middle of posting it when I realized I am the homicidal maniac LOL.  All along for weeks I had plans to make my brother’s birthday cake and here the post said somewhere out there is a homicidal maniac with a cake for him ha ha. I couldn’t add it to the post because I was determined to surprise my brother and make him a Eddie Van Halen inspired cake. I figured for his 40th it had to be pretty special and he really loves Eddie Van Halen.

I was really happy with the way it came out because I don’t normally decorate cakes. I have done a few in the past but it’s been a really long time. I was even happier with my brother’s reaction to it.

The cake itself was red velvet with Dr. Pepper (instead of oil and eggs) and the frosting was red vanilla frosting (thank god it’s Valentine’s day time and this was at the store because making that would have been a bitch). The black and white stripe designs inspired by Eddie’s guitar were just regular decorating icing from Michael’s. The cake was really moist and actually really good. I was nervous how it was going to come out cause I used the whole boxed cake mix with pop concoction.

Right after I finished decorating it.

Right after I finished decorating it.

Right before the candles were lit

Right before the candles were lit

Stay Spooky and Keep Rockin’,
LDG Nicole

Happy Birthday Bro!

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This post is dedicated to the coolest big brother a girl could ever ask for! My brother Mike has been there for me through it all. From putting the fear of death in bullies when I was a little kid to reminding me I am a soldier and to keep fighting no matter how hard things get through out the years. He has been a huge influence on making me a stronger person. A person that doesn’t take shit from anyone. A better person. I will always be eternally grateful to him for that. Mom would be so proud of where we both have come. And even though I stole your 6th birthday from you by being born ha ha and now Jason Voorhees is stealing your 40th we both hope you have a killer day!

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I just realized some extra added irony to this picture that I can’t wait to share in a later post.

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Loves: More bats!

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My brother Mike and my sister in law Melissa contributed to my bat obsession by buying us these kick ass bat decals. I decided to put them in the corner ceiling to look as if they are flying over the living room. Love them!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole