Monday, March 1, 2010

Who needs sleep?

Wow, February was a crazy month. I was so busy with cakes that I barely had time for anything else. I ended up making something like 8 cakes, 8 dozen cupcakes, 100 rice crispy treats, and 140 cake pops. Like I said…WOW!

This past weekend was super busy for me. I didn’t have to work Friday, so I planned on baking all day. But I ended up sleeping in later than I had wanted to. Then I had to run some errands and didn’t get home until around 4. Since I had to work on Saturday, I had to get a lot done that night.

The first cake I had to make was for a Wizards of Waverly Place birthday party. I iced the cakes and covered them in fondant. Halfway through decorating them I had to get up and do something else. When I came back to the cake it had grown a massive tumor. At first I thought it was an air bubble, but then I realized the bubble was full of icing. The only thing I can think of is the icing melted and slid down the cake. I tried to smooth it out, but when the icing slid down the cake it stretched out the fondant. I started to panic because I didn’t have enough fondant to re-cover the cake. I ended up putting a pink square of fondant over the mess up. I tried to fix it the best I could. Even though the cake stressed me out, it turned out super cute.

I also had to make goodies for my cousin Brain’s housewarming party. Brian and his wife Chelsea just bought a new house, and Chelsea’s favorite colors were blue and brown. I made a lemon raspberry cake, vanilla cupcakes, and strawberry cake pops.

I went to the party after work on Saturday and everything was a big hit. I probably handed out most of my cards! Their house is super cute. I can’t wait to see it all decorated.

Friday night I ended up going to bed around 3:30. I had to get up at 7 the next morning for work. After work I went to the housewarming party and got home around 9. Since I had more cakes to make that night I decided to take a 2 hour nap. I got up at 11 and worked until almost 5 in the morning.

Brian’s older brother Ronnie was throwing a party for his son’s Paxton 1st birthday. It was a rock star theme so I incorporated that into the cakes. I made a chocolate peanut butter cake and a small smash cake for Paxton. This was the first time I used wire to make the letters stand up. I think it turned out super cute.

Victoria (Paxton’s mom) sent me a picture of Paxton’s shirt that inspired the theme. I tried to make the guitar look like the one on the shirt.

She also ordered cake pops for the party. She wanted them to look like microphones. I made round cake pops and used fondant icing to make the pattern on the top. Then I painted the top with silver luster dust. For the handle I used modeling chocolate. I had never used it before, but it worked real well. I was pretty impressed with the cake pops, but the icing didn’t dry hard, so when I put them in the bags they smeared.

The birthday party was on Sunday. After going to bed at 5am, I had to get up at 9 on Sunday to finish up everything. We got home from the party around 5. I tried to stay up for a while, but ended up going to bed at 7pm. I don’t think I will do that many cakes in one weekend again. As much as I love baking I also want to start doing more crafts. Next on my list is learning how to crochet.

This week I have a baby shower to work on. I am making the duck cupcakes again, but changing it up a little. I’m really anxious to see how they turn out.

Saturday I am taking my mom out for her birthday. I have a super secret day planned and I can’t wait! Speaking of birthday, I can now post a picture of the necklace I got for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a necklace with her daughters’ initials on it. So it’s W for Willa and E for Elora. They also have the same birthstone.

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