Overengineered “koekhappen”

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"Koekhappen" is a traditional Dutch children's game on birthdays. "Cake biting" would be the literal translation. You dangle a piece of cake from a wire overhead and the child gets to try and bite in it, possibly blindfolded.

Don't ask your technically educated husband (that is: me) to do that. Some people honestly don't believe there's such a thing as "overengineering". I took a solid piece of rope; attached three smaller cords to it; attached a short cocktail stick to the end; drilled nice round holes in a couple of cakes (with an apple drill); looped the cocktail stick through it.

overengineered koekhappen

The good thing is that we can reuse this every year. The other good thing is that I had fun.

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