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See that cutie in the icon?

He's 9 today.

The horde came over last night and he was definitely more excited about the Marvel Lego set than the berry Octo-pie. Eh, he's a picky eater sometimes, declaring he's "never liked" something that's always been his favorite.

But everyone else was very enthusiastic, both about the flavor and the form. So much so that I'm most likely going to be doing a peach pie for Spenser's 8th birthday next month (I'll do a flower and butterfly crust, I think). Ellie, who will be 6 the month after that, is see-sawing between a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting or a cheesecake with chocolate sauce.

A cheesecake.

I'm so proud. And terrified. And proud. (And terrified. I've never made a cheesecake before. But I do have springform pans, so apparently I'm qualified.)


The filling: 5 cups of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, with sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cornstarch

Cutting out the tentacles

Assembled octopus

Sea creature embellishments - I'm particularly fond of my freehand seahorses

After baking - the browner sections are where I dusted it with turbinado sugar

A starfish and seahorse close up and personal

Yeah, Deadpool is the real winner here

Only one candle (a pirate sword) because honestly, candles in pie? Not the easiest to manage
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