Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'm Still Here!

I have no good excuse and I'm not going to try to make any. I just keep forgetting to post. Well, I'm going to show you two cakes that I've done recently. They're not the best, but I'm still learning. The first one I did for a lady who wanted to thank the auto body shop that was working on her car. Yes, it's pink. That's what happens when you don't have any red icing and you try to make your own.

The next one I made last week for a lady's birthday. She loves lighthouses.

I have to make a three-layer coconut cake this week for another lady. I'm kind of relieved that it's just a simple cake like that. I want to do more character/shape cakes, but it's alot of work and I have to bake brookies for two restaurants this week.
Last weekend was E's and my 10th anniversary! Wow! I can't believe it's been 10 years already. Actually, it feels like I've been with E for all of my life, but in a good way. I'm so happy that he is a part of my life. We couldn't go away for long because of the turkeys, but we managed to get a night away and stay in Staunton. I've never been there, even though it's only about an hour away. I'm so glad we went because it is beautiful. Todd and Carrie gave us a gift certificate for one night's stay at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel for Christmas, so we used it for our anniversay. We have to go back next weekend to pick up an antique buffet that we are buying. I can't wait to get that in the house.
Anyway, I'll try my best to post more often. Have a good day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Good Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. My 31st to be exact. I'm feeling pretty good about it. I took off from work early just so I can do things that I wanted (or needed) to do around the house. I had many birthday wishes on Facebook, received a couple phone calls, and had Todd, Carrie, and Vera over for pizza. E was so upset that he forgot to wish me a happy birthday before he went to work. I told him not to worry about it. He didn't forget my birthday, he just forgot to say "Happy Birthday". No biggie. He brought home some nice presents to make up for it. One for sure I know he already had. The other two I think he got because he felt so bad. He's so funny. I told him that we already celebrated my birthday on Sunday with dinner at Bonefish and he bought me some new workout clothes. He didn't listen, of course.

I know I still haven't posted those pics from last month. I keep forgetting while I'm at home. I'll remember one day...hopefully. If not, oh well. Tomorrow is another day. :)

Have a great day!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year....late.

Well, I had a really great post all ready to go a few weeks ago. E, however, came over while I got up to finish making breakfast and decided he was going to look up something on eBay. Instead of pulling up a new page, he just used the page my post was on. I haven't gotten around to re-posting it, yet. I do want to share with you all my Christmas holiday, though. I had an adventure and we did some fun things.

One thing that I didn't get any pics of, though, were the Rockettes. I took Mom to see the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at the John Paul Jones' Arena. We left early, thinking we had plenty of time to get there. Boy were we wrong! Traffic was backed up sooo bad that we ended up being about 10-15 minutes late. We decided to forgo the parking lot (which I paid to have a parking space) and instead parked in the nearby shopping center and walked. Good thing. We would've been later since the parking area was a mad house.

The show was nice and we had some pretty good seats. We were in the balcony, but close to the stage. I really, really wish I thought to bring my camera. I could've gotten some really good pics. One thing that really burns me, though, is that I could've had really, really close seats if I had gotten the tickets when I first tried to. I thought maybe I wouldn't go since they were a little pricey, but I later changed my mind and the seats were already gone. Oh well. I'll remember that next time.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year's. I will be posting our gingerbread house activity and our New York trip hopefully this weekend. I even have a few pics of Christmas day. I want to try to post more regularly this year. We'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Know......

Yeah. It's been awhile. I've thought about posting many, many times, but just never got around to it. I want to try to post every day, but I forget. I've been really busy lately. I've been baking up a storm, but I haven't been to the farmer's market since mid-October. I've been baking brookies for the restaurant, cakes for people, and cookies and other goodies for people. I've even been baking things just to try new recipes. Sadly, I haven't taken many pics. I just baked a pumpkin pie last night, so I'll have to take a pic of it before I slice into it and post it, along with the recipe, on here.

To get myself started for the month of December, here is a pic of a frog cake I baked for someone two weeks ago. It took all day to decorate it and it was really heavy. I was told to make it for 25 people, but I think I made it too big. I was going to use smaller pans but E insisted that I use a bigger pan. I have to research and find out how big to make a cake for the amount of people that it's for.

**Well, apparently the pics don't want to upload at this time. I'll have to try later....**

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween! We had a costume contest at work yesterday. I wore my trusty old Civil War re-enactment outfit. Well, one of them. It's the first time I wore it to work. I don't take the best pictures, but I'll show what I have.

I did win a prize! I won "Best Fit to Personality". Hmm... I wonder what that's really supposed to mean. I was told it's because I'm so quaint and quiet.

I had another order for a cake! Yay! This time it was a trout cake. I had so many ideas buy my tools and equipment are still limited. If I keep this up I'll be able to buy the things I need.

I wanted to do the entire cake as a trout, but I didn't have a pan big enough so I made a standard size sheet cake (two layers) and carved out the trout on another cake. I made two trouts just incase I messed up, and sure enough the first one didn't turn out like I wanted. I changed gears and came up with this. E helped out with the blue icing and cutting the trout. He won't admit it, but he liked it. :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Monster Truck Cakes and the 70s

I've been so excited this week because I was asked to bake a birthday cake for a friend's grandson. He wanted a monster truck cake. I looked up ideas online and found some pics that I liked. The pics used cake molds, but I didn't have one so I had to make my cake by stacking loaf pan size cakes. For the wheels I used my mini bundt pan. I wanted to make the truck black, but I didn't have time to run to C'ville to pick up any supplies, so I had to make do with what I had. The truck ended up being gray. It took a lot of hours and a lot of work, but I think it turned out pretty good for my first 3-D cake:

It was supposed to be Grave Digger. I needed more supplies to be able to decorate it correctly, but I think you can tell what it is.

Last night we attended a surprise birthday party for a friend. The party was a 70s theme so E and I got dressed up. I had a black dress that was his mom's from the 60s/70s and E bought an outfit from a party store in C'ville. It turned out great!

Gotta love the afro!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Old Buildings

I love old buildings. I'd love to buy and old Victorian and fix 'er up. I found this website where a guy goes to old abandoned buildings and takes pictures. This is something I'd love to start doing. It's so neat to see things frozen in time. I wish somebody would buy the buildings, however, and fix them up instead of letting them fall apart.