Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Would Now Like To Show You The Finished Cake

First, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, go here.

Now that we're all caught up, here's a picture of the finished product.

Um, yeah. That's a cupcake. From a box. With canned icing. And "princess pearl" sprinkles.

Apparently I'm not a cake decorator. Especially since the "cake" cost me about $40, a dozen eggs, an entire day, some not-so-nice looks from my husband, and some hilarious laughter with my neighbor, Michelle, who is completely correct in her "Robyn is crazy" assessment.

But you know what?

This little nugget had a great birthday. And that's what counts, right?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Might Be Overestimating My Abilities Just a Little...

I'm a fan of the Food Network. I love watching how stuff is prepared and practicing my knife skills (yes, cutting things correctly is a skill and one that needs to be practiced - definitely speeds up the whole preparation time). My dad and I want to go to Culinary School - preferably together. But one of my favorite things about cooking is cake decorating. I could watch Ace of Cakes all day long. I LOVE IT. And I have this perception of myself as someone who could totally knock out an awesome cake just by having a little craftiness and some stubbornness to go along with it.


Today I'm attempting this.

Ok. Who's laughing?

I won't be using the same colors but the basic idea will be the same. Camille's 3rd birthday was Sunday and her party with all of her little school friends is tomorrow. So I'm gonna try it.

And know that I'm not above getting one from the Publix bakery if this one turns out as something worthy to appear here.

Stay tuned.....