Sunday, March 29, 2009

Crazy weekend!

Oh my, I am so far behind! This weekend has been nuts... consequently I've hardly looked at the pictures I've taken, or had more than a minute or two at the computer! Falling behind scares me... it's so easy to get further and further behind... then never catch up! I'm still hoping that doesn't happen, but for now I'm three days/pictures and one layout behind. I'm posting here partially as a reminder to myself of what I have to do! And because I just couldn't wait to share the final product that was the boys' birthday party cake....
Voila! For my first cake, I think it turned out pretty well. I, of course, am hyper-critical of the end result, but even I have to say it's not half bad. :) I realized as I finally got to work on decorating the cake late Friday night that I picked probably one of the most complicated cake designs for my first cake. With lots of colors and outlining and all that fun stuff. Somehow though I managed to get 'er done. The boys were VERY excited about their car cake.... however they did not want to EAT their car cake. They wanted cupcakes. ALL the kids wanted cupcakes. Glad I had those cupcakes that were supposed to go to school with Jack!!!

Our weekend has been jam-packed between the birthday party (which was a huge success - more to come!) and my dad's visit. Unbelievably (for me!), I only took 150 pictures over the course of the weekend, and many of those are duplicates, practicing different settings and stuff to get the best picture. You'd think I'd have 150 pictures of opening presents alone! :) So I've yet to work my way through all those, but as soon as I do, I'll put up my POTD (photo of the days)'s for the past few days and hopefully catch up on a few stories, too!


~Amber~ said...

ok you totally show me up! what a cool cake!! how long did that take you?

Danielle said...

You know, the whole time I was decorating the cake I was thinking... wow this is way cooler than Amber's cool cakes. No I'm just kidding!!!! So I bought this cake pan at Michael's shaped like the car... baked it one night, froze it till the night before the party, then used the special frosting and decorating tips and it took about two hours. It wasn't too bad! The worst part was that my upper body is so weak, I was sore for a couple of days afterwards from the physical exertion of squeezing the frosting!