After we had that cake to done, we had to finish another cake for someone at church. She was doing a joint birthday part with her daughter. They had some family coming into town so it didn't need to be super big, just super cute. She wanted "girly colors and some polka-dots" This cake had to be delivered Sunday morning, and I had to work Friday, and Saturday day. Needless to say, time was against us. I get home late Saturday night from getting the kids, put them to bed, and want nothing more than to crawl into bed. Alas, staring at me were these two cakes, plane and unfinished. Dang-it. I muscle up enough strength to channel my inner girl, and decorate this cake they way I would for my daughter. The finished product looked great, or so I am told, and I couldn't be happier. I know that most of you have heard the phrase, "If you don't use it, you lose it" right? That applies to cursive writing. It took me 7, count em, SEVEN attempts to get this "J" right. (the mother and daughter shared the same first initial)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
We have recently been very busy. We have had an average of two cakes per weekend, and most of which were not little cupcakes. I'm talking monsters here folks. We had a "40" cake for our friend, downtown Wendy Brown. It was her sister's 40th and she wanted a cake that was the number 40. She sent us an invitation so we could figure colors and designs to be used, and that was no help. We had to dig a little deeper. We did find out that her sisters favorite colors were "fall colors", and we ran with it. We ended up doing a chocolate icing cake, with teal and orange icing. WB said she wanted it cute, but grown up. She wanted us to somehow incorporate the little phrases that were on the invite. Finished product care of some of the new techniques we have learned in our class we are taking.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today has been crazy. Work was non stop, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed! I came home to a smiling family...it made everything else better! But, it's time to get down to business! While Chris was home today he was able to bake two sheets cakes that would eventually become Lightning McQueen. Once we got greetings out of the way we started carving McQueen. Just then Chris had a thought...which we all know can be scary at times. When we got married someone gave us an electric knife for carving turkey. How silly we thought, newly weds don't eat turkey unless it comes in a container and costs less than $3.00 and we have a coupon. So, it's been in a box in our attic becaue we knew we might use it one day when we have Thanksgiving at our house. Well, my genius husband figured if it could carve meat it could carve cake. And right he was! It worked like a charm. Why haven't we thought of this before?! So, anyways, now McQueen has shaped up but now he needs a paint job...just call me Ramone because I'm on it!
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'm off today for Labor Day, but Chris is working. Isn't that how it all seems to work? So anyway, it's my turn to bake. For once it's my turn to do the cooking. Although, I have eaten more cake than I'd like to admit lately, the smell is filling up the house and it's so so sweet. Now, I see why they tell you to bake cookies or something of the sort when you're trying to sell your house. The aroma that hits you when you walk in the house is irresistable. And a little distracting. Maybe people wouldn't notice the hand smudges going up the stairs if all they could think about is that cake. Anyways, on to another one of the five senses. We always like to check with whoever we did a cake for to make sure they were happy with how it looked and tasted. So, as you all know, the most recent cake we did was a Transformer cake. "How did the cake taste," Chris asked. "Oh Keegan loved it," replied Lantz."Keegan? I thought your son's name is Kolton?" questioned Chris. "Oh it is. Keegan is our dog." So, the story goes like this...Chris dropped the cake off around 8:30 am, and after that the family had to run to the grocery store. When they got back...their dog had eaten half the cake. They said the kids still ate it and enjoyed it, but...let me just say, I'm glad my dog was not the one that ate it!!! I'm off...my cake is done!