Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Had promised my adopted Grandson I would take him to see Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" when the trailers first came out. He's only 2, ( ironically his birthday is on Halloween ) and we tested his ability to sit through his first movie on "Hotel Transylvania" a week or so ago with pretty good success. So today we went to see "Frankenweenie"!

I have to say I enjoyed it and it held his attention pretty good for most of the movie. The character "Sparky" was the star of the movie and was a lot of fun. "Mr. Whiskers", the cat and his owner provided me with some good laughs too.  It was a great Halloween type movie for children and adults. Although I was a bit surprised to see reviews where parents said it was not a children's movie. With the exception of a startle or two, the creatures were as tame as most that you would see on Saturday morning TV. If you like cartoons and or Tim Burton I think your going to like it. So find a child if you don't have one and go see it!

I wanted to share this find too. While searching for info on Frankenweenie a week or so back, I came across this masterpiece of "Sparky" on the "SprinkleBakes" blog. It amazes me at what some of these cake people can do! If she was local I'd have to beg her to make one for our Grandson's Halloween Birthday!

Great directions on the SprinkleBake Blog for those of you with baking talent


  1. Planning to see it this weekend. I love Tim Burton. Love that cake too!

  2. If you like Tim Burton I can't imagine you not liking it. Have fun!

  3. 'Frankenweenie' starts in Australia in about a week and I can't wait. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

    That cake is spectacular! I always wonder how cake artists can bear to have their works of art eaten/destroyed after so much effort has gone into creating them.

    1. Think you'll love it Emma, i know how you love Timm Burton's work!

  4. Wow, I just visited SprinkleBakes! The how-to instructions on how to make Sparky are incredibly detailed. I've joined the site and printed off the instructions. I am seriously considering making a few for cupcake toppers. Thanks for the heads up on this great blog.

    Planning on going to the movie this weekend, can't wait!