This cake decorating thing has been a very educational experience for me - not just because I'm learning new decorating skills and techniques, but also because sometimes people ask me to make a cake that involves characters or themes of which I am previously unaware. In this case, I'm referring to a little pink blob who goes by the name of Kirby. Apparently he's a character in a video game for the Nintendo DS (yet another thing that I have no clue about!) I was asked by a friend to make a Kirby/DS themed cake for her 7-year-old son Jason. Thankfully she sent me a photo of a cake she liked, and I was also able to find some pictures of Kirby and various DS systems on the internet for reference. I made the Kirby and DS out of rice krispy treats, let them dry and harden for a few days, and then covered them with fondant. I printed out the Kirby game screen shots on card stock and stuck them onto the DS. The cake is two tiers: one strawberry and one chocolate, frosted with vanilla buttercream and decorated with fondant details. I was really psyched about how it turned out. I have to admit that I was kind of sad to give Kirby away, since we just met and all. :) Plus he's so darn cute! But I gladly handed him off when the birthday boy saw the cake and exclaimed, "Wow! He looks just like Kirby!" (Score!) Happy Birthday, Jason!!