Sunday, November 25, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake!

This is my latest--a cake for a baby boy's shower. Used a whipped icing this time instead of the traditional buttercream. It was actually quite good!! The buttercream is much more rich, much more labor intensive, but for a change this is good!
Hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving--ate too much, laid around too long!!! I know I did!!! Both my parents & Gy's parents live within a couple of miles, so we don't have to do the "long distance" travel thing- We have a rather new tradition in my family (about 8 years running) of visiting an "outdoor" shopping center in the older part of the metropolis near us, for a "lights on" ceremony. Even tho the whole event takes only about an hour, it's fun to pack on the coats, drive like mad to make the light show, and walk around the mall, shoulder to shoulder, with the other people, looking in store windows, drinking hot cocoa. This year we took our Corgi, Abby, and my sister's Jack Russell, Petey; they dressed in matching patriotic sweaters (will have a picture of that later) and had a grand old doggie time!! Lots of people bring their dogs to this event, and some get quite creative with dressing them--kind of like a Halloween for dogs!! Abby was quite impressed and showed her best behavior!!! No growling at other dogs, jumping up on people, or trying to pull me this way or that--she was in awe of the crowd and just focused on taking it all in. So cute!
Friday we made a trip an hour away to pick up Hank so he could spend the night. He's now 20 months old and too cute for words--no, I am not biased!!! Then he went to spend the morning with my sister on Saturday while I prepared for a shower and anniversary reception Sat am and pm! We all have to schedule our "Hank fix" when he's in town!!! The reception was for 200 people and wore me plum out!!! When I got home had to ice 3 cakes--two of which are the pictures above--and then church on Sunday morning, lunch at sisters, shower, and church decorating Sunday evening!!! A full, full Thanksgiving break!!! And, now it's off to work in the morning. I have a rather quiet week, but come Sunday, I have events every day or night through Saturday!!! Ah, the joy of 2 jobs!!! But, hey, I want to take the whole family (at least my kids) back to Lake City this summer. Reservations are already made, so gotta keep working!!!
Enough for now. Let's get some well deserved rest; will check in later.
Sweet Dreams


Phyllis Renée said...

Those cakes with the polka dots are so cute. I don't know why I like those so much, but I do.

I've never made it to the lighting at the mall. You'd think living here all my life I would have made it once, but just never have. I didn't know about the doggie fashion show. That would be fun, but I'm not sure if my Husky would like it much.

Kari said...

Well good grief, you've worn me out just reading about your schedule. lol

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. We did, too. I love going home to Oklahoma to see my dad. I just love Oklahoma, to tell you the truth. I miss the place. What can I say? I'm an Okie at heart. lol

I'm headed to San Antonio tomorrow. My sister's there for business this week so thought I'd drive down to spend a little time with her. I should be back Friday...(those Christmas cards I was going to make are getting less and less likely!) Ah well, there's always next year. By the way, if you're into exchanging Christmas cards, I'd love to send you one. Just let me know your address...
Merry Christmas!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Those cakes look YUMMY!!!!!
Sounds like a fun time with the pups!