Last weekend was my oldest son's Blue and Gold Banquet . This is the annual celebration for a Cub Scout pack in which all the boys' achievements are celebrated. I was my son's proud "date" for the event. The theme was "Out Of This World", and they had told us ahead of time that they would be presenting a trophy to the boy whose parent could come up with the most creative, theme-oriented dessert. No pressure there, right?
We didn't win, but I thought I'd show off the clever little dessert we rigged up. (I'm usually the send-a-box-of-Little-Debbies mom, so when I do something like this, I want it documented for all to see!) It was actually pretty easy, and it could be adapted for a space-themed birthday party:
The sun is made from a 9" round pan, and the planets are cupcakes. Here are a couple of close-ups:
You should've seen the desserts that won: cookies made to look like Martian fingers and a 3-D solar system with gumball planets. Serious stuff.