In what is perhaps the best mashup in the history of Life with Elementary School Kids, Mike Cooper over at has created a playable Angry Birds birthday cake, complete with instructions and YouTube video. See above. So let your kid watch this on your computer for 150 consecutive times instead of Hamster on a Piano. And then suggest that your kid experiment with baking a cake and frosting it, instead of playing Angry Birds on your iPhone until the phone dies.

You will get your kid into the kitchen and have the opportunity to help her learn a little rudimentary baking. You will allow her to use a catapult (slingshot) in that kitchen, so put the breakable stuff away first. Will the birds (made of icing) explode like they do onscreen? Depends on how hard you throw them at the wall.

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