Sunday, November 30, 2008

Insanity?


It's Thanksgiving weekend, my family is leaving to go to New Hampshire on Thursday, I'm going to Disney World on Friday, the PTA at my children's school (which I'm president of) has a million activities going on next week, and to top it off, Mia's birthday party is this weekend.

A normal person would have probably just called a bakery and ordered a cake -- a very wise choice! Or maybe they would have made a sheet cake, added a few sprinkles, and called it a day -- also a nice option.

I don't know what it is, but three times a year, I pull out my cake decorating supplies and go to work. I've never had any training, unless you call watching "Ace of Cakes" training. But for my children's birthdays I feel the need to become Chef Duff. There have been times (like last Dec.) when I've had complete disasters, stayed up all night, and vow that I will NEVER put myself through that torture again.

Then there are moments like these.

8 comments:

Jo Y said...

What a gorgeous cake Diane, your daughter will absolutely love it, well done ^_^

Diane said...

Diane! I'm very impressed - the cake is absolutely beautiful!!

Briana Ward said...

I'm impressed!!!! Do you take orders?

mom-2-sophie-n-aiden said...

Diane - that cake was incredible! I would love to know your technique!

Karen said...

That cake is incredible! I am sure that Mia loved it!

Diane said...

Thanks for all of the kind comments. It was actually really fun and surprisingly easy to make. As for "technique", I can't say that I have any -- but, there was a really great video tutorial on covering doll cakes in fondant. I just googled "how to cover a doll cake in fondant" and voila!

Mindful_Jodi said...

That's amazing! Wow!

Lisa said...

Hi Diane, I can't believe how grown up your kiddos are. Time sure has flown. You did an amazing job on your cake. I always overwhelm myself with my kids cakes too but they never end up looking this good.