My Douglas Adams Birthday Included a Beaker Cake!

Last week I had my Douglas Adams Birthday. For those of you who’ve never read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that simply means I’m 42. Or, that I’m the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything.

To be honest, I don’t feel much older, other than my back being a little sorer and my gut being a bit wider. But I’m working on that! This is the year I get back into shape. But first, there’s cake. There’s always cake, right?

For my 40th Birthday, Allie made me an amazing Fozzie Bear cake. Fozzie’s my favoritest Muppet ever, followed by Beaker and The Swedish Chef. This year, she kept my cake a total secret for a long time. Even the kids were in on it and I have to say I’m impressed. They didn’t crack once, despite my dozens upon dozens of attempts to trip them up.

I was thinking superheroes, maybe the Avengers. Or something Simpsons related. I even thought for a second that it might be a Mr. T cake. That’d be something else. But I was incredibly shocked to see that she made me a… Beaker cake!!!

Beaker cake Muppets

MEEP! MEEP! You wouldn’t believe how many cans of frosting were used for this cake. She made Beaker’s face in 3-D, so the Beaker part is almost as high as the cake itself! Kind of sickening, right?

Here I am doing my best Beaker impression as I’m totally shocked by my cake!


We totally look alike, right? Minus the hair, of course.


After cake it was time for presents! And photo bombing, apparently. Jason couldn’t wait to jump in the photo as I embraced some of my gifts including a DVD of the original Muppet Movie, a Captain America Mr. Potato Head, and a Swedish Chef stuffed animal!


Here I am modeling my super-cute Marvel Japanese-style T-shirt, along with some spiffy Super Mario Bros. pajama pants. Project Runway, look out!


And just in time for our recent trip to Yankee Stadium for a game, I got my first Derek Jeter T-shirt!


A Back to the Future Lego set!!!



I also got a few graphic novels I’ve been dying to read (Captain America and Fables for anyone keeping score at home). All in all, a really good haul!

Thanks so much to Allie and the kids for really making this a very special birthday!


Selfie of me, my honey and the Swedish Chef!

15 Responses
  • Rosie
    December 26, 2015

    what a great party – I love the cake soooo cute!!! I bet they want Dad to always be in charge of their birthday parties – wow!

    • Andrew Kardon
      December 26, 2015

      As long as mom (not dad) makes the cake, then yes!

  • Samantha K
    August 25, 2014

    What a cute cake!

  • denise a
    August 25, 2014

    Looks like you had an awesome birthday!

  • vickie couturier
    August 14, 2014

    how cute you and your cake are,,love the cake and all the awesome gifts you got,,sorry I missed your birthday,,hope it was awesome!

  • shelly peterson
    July 2, 2014

    What an awesome looking great! Great gifts, your one lucky guy!

  • Karen Glatt
    July 1, 2014

    OMG! That is the most awesome cake I have ever seen!! I think it is done perfectly and I bet it tasted so good! I like all the gifts you got. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had fun.

  • Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)
    June 21, 2014

    You were given the best gifts ever! Love your cake. Your wife makes adorable cakes. Happy belated birthday. I’ve got to get myself some of those super cute Marvel Potato Heads.
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    • Andrew Kardon
      June 22, 2014

      Yeah, my family definitely knows the geekiness of me. Makes it easy to shop, right? Thanks for the bday wishes!

  • Denise Taylor-Dennis
    June 20, 2014

    What a cute cake happy belated birthday.

  • Michelle S
    June 17, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday! That cake rocked!!! My husband is a big Muppets fan – his favorite is the Swedish Chef although he’s partial to Beaker too. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 17, 2014

      Thanks, Michelle! And your husband’s got some good taste!

  • Billie @ Rowell Reviews
    June 12, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday! I’m surprised they kept mum on the cake, that’s pretty impressive. Almost as much as the cake itself, Allie did a great job! Looks like you made out like a fat cat with the gifts. Even though your Twitter profile says no cats allowed, I’m letting that slide. 😉

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 22, 2014

      Hah. Thanks, Billie. Yeah, the kids were really great at keeping it a secret. Every time I asked (and tried to trick them), they’d laugh and say Allie was making me a cake that looked like a water bottle.

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