I am so proud of this cake! It turned out better than I thought it would. I dreaded doing a purse cake because I didn't want to have to sculpt it. But my hubby volunteered with the electric knife in hand and - Wallah! A purse cake!
This week, I feel blessed. I was busy. I was stressed. I am sick.
My mom dropped everything to run to Walmart for me and pick up some silver polish - came over to my house and polished my cake stand - just because I needed her to. Then she dropped off some school supplies my daughter forgot to take with her when she left for school that morning.
My friend Penny drove all the way to Phoenix to pick me up some extra fondant because I didn't measure right and needed - okay - like 10 more pounds to cover the monster wedding cake I was working on. Seriously - all the way to Phoenix!!
My husband has been so patient this week. The house is sticky. I have strep and a fever. Tonight I just developed a cold sore. I have two more cakes and a cookie bouquet due this week. He is a good man.
My friend Jen directed the choir for me today because I still feel sick. (She is better at it than I am anyway). She didn't even bat an eye when I asked her, (I called her on the phone) she immediately answered "yes" and took over. What a nice friend.
A very kind "mystery man" carried the 5 tier wedding cake down 2 sets of stairs because I had a temperature of 101, and thought I was going to drop it. (Imagine if he dropped it!)
As you can see, I have been the recipient of much kindness this week. I feel very blessed to have such good people in my life.
Here are some pictures of the monster wedding cake I finished this weekend. I am bummed I didn't get a better picture - I couldn't put it all together until I got to the reception because it was to tall for my car. It was huge!!!!!! I hand piped all the floral work on the 3 tiers, and the horizontal stripes - not as easy as it looks! I was so stressed about this cake because I had never done one quite like this before. Shwew!!!!
I finished this baby shower cake yesterday and worked on a wedding cake all day today. I am sooooooo tired. I will be working on said wedding cake all day tomorrow as well. I can't wait until it's done and I can clean my kitchen and pay attention to my kids. They miss me.
My kids wanted to have a bake sale this weekend. So we have been baking mini cupcakes -50 cents each. White cake with lemon cream, and chocolate cake with milk chocolate frosting (each with it's own tiny flower on top). So come on by, call, or email if you think you need some tiny perfection! Wouldn't your spouse just love you if you showed up with a box of these? Fresh squeezed lemonade will also be available tomorrow on the front lawn. (There is talk of some homemade wheat and banana bread - but we'll see how tired I am tonight)
(Sorry for all you out of towners - they really are yummy cupcakes!)
I am so inspired by the 912 project. What is it you ask? Check it out here. I highly recommend you read the mission statement and the 9 principles and 12 values. This is the kind of American I want to be. I embrace those principles and values. It starts with me.
I really had fun with this cake. It just makes me happy. I even had an audience when I made this one. (Thanks for the company Meredith, Kendall, and Mer's Mom) I was so happy for an excuse to use my big orange cake stand as well.