Friday, September 29, 2006


So you know how just feel like a moment you've been waiting for, will never come? Well I had that with Ashlyn's birthday, technically I guess it still hasn't come, but the preparations have begun. I've made the cake.

I went to the store and was obviously side-tracked and bought a stinking marble cake mix,...c'mon now, who really buys marble cake?? (except my friend Kelly who is now saying 'well...I do!') anyway ....I have never made marble cake, and can't much see the point of it. I mean, most people either prefer chocolate or vanilla and combining the two just seems...well....weird. Plus there is more effort required in a marble cake in that you have to 'marble' it.

So, I did as I was told on the box from Betty and played around with the marbling effect until I had it just right...symmetrical and all...then realized I'm going to be covering it all with icing anyway so who's gonna care?? After I baked it and cooled it, I was removing it from the pan and split into 3 pieces. I've baked a few cakes in my time and this was a first....and again I thought I'm going to be covering it in icing anyway so who's gonna care.... (ha, ha ..sorry to those of you who will be eating it!) This was SOoo not turning out to be the cake I had dreamed of for my little girl's first birthday.

After ruining my shirt with food colouring, staining the skin beneath my fingernails, turning my teeth green, and stuffing icing into my 2 year olds mouth, just to keep him quiet....I decided the masterpiece was done.

Yes, that is a alien as it may look, I could not make black icing, no matter how much and how many colours I used, the colour kept getting sicker and sicker but would not turn black, so there I was stuck with a purple ladybug (didn't want to use red for fear of clashing) with army green wings and anntennas.

When all was said and done, I decided to show Gabe. He looked at it and said "Ooooo, momma, I yike the turtle..."


JEN said...

It looks beautiful...seriously, it does. Oh, I can't believe our babes are turning one. The lady bug. hahahahahahah...i know you had visions of something with out a green antenna, but still it's perfectly adorable...for a turbug (turtle/ladybug) Enjoy it, and I take donations of extra cake.

Lotte said...

Haha, I like the turtle too! But, seriously, it's one of the best home made cakes I've ever seen. I'm not used to a lot, here we mostly buy our cakes, but still.
Save a piece for me :) Have a great day with each other,