Monday, March 28, 2011

Don't Tell Bob and Jillian...

...that I ate a whole package of chocolate covered marshmallow eggs tonight while watching the Biggest Loser.

Also, another random side note. For the last month I have been having trouble saying the word "abdominal." It keeps coming out "abdominable."  It's really funny- but very frustrating.

I have been up to my armpits in cakes this weekend, 8 of them to be exact (though one was teeny tiny so I don't know if it fully counts.) I really like cake decorating. And the more I read CakeWrecks the better I feel about my skills. I'm not ready for my own TV show by any means, but at least I'm not *that* bad.

Wanna see them? Two were for Cami's Filipino birthday party (hence one is a birthday cake and one is a Filipino cake) The rest are mini cakes for my friend's work bake sale. She works at a local raisin ranch (her words, not mine [nervous giggle]) and the money earned goes towards buying Christmas gifts for the oldies. So I graciously volunteered to donate cakes for the bake sale (OK, OK, my motive wasn't entirely selfless. I'm hoping to get my name out there a little bit. I'd really like some payin' gigs, ya know?)

This was Cami LEMMON's birthday cake (Lemon cake with Lemon custard filling).

Cami served her mission in the Philippines so she got a teeny tiny Filipino flag.
[note: yes, I am aware the flag is upside down. I was making it from memory and I could not recall which was on top, red or blue. Turns out, when red is on top that means the country is at war. oopsy]

And now the Bake Sale cakes:
This one was an experiment with giraffe print. I have a giraffe birthday cake coming up so I was just playing with it. I think it turned out OK.

This is one of my favorites. My mom said it looks like an old jewelry box her mother had. My sister said all she could think of was "driedel driedel driedel..." Oh well. I still like it.

I was nervous about this one but I think it turned out really cute. I made several bows but this is the only one that turned out and stuck. Two other cakes were supposed to get bows too but they did not survive (the bows, that is- the cakes are fine).

This one was the last. I was out of ideas and I just threw it together in a few minutes. But it turned out super cute and is one of my favorites. Maybe that goes to show me that I think too much sometimes. Just learn to go with the flow, Bakeshow. Chill out.. relax, man... [OK, not that relaxed...]

I'm so glad spring is coming. That's what this one is all about. Poo on winter! Bring on the spring!

This was my favorite one. The roses were an afterthought (this was one that was to have a bow that didn't turn out) but I think they turned out really cute. If I didn't hate eating cake so much I would have kept this one for myself. 

[Let me explain that. I like cake, of course I like cake -have you *seeeeen* me? But growing up in a cake filled household I've kinda ODed on it and cake is only eaten on rare occasions- such as major cupcake cravings {curse you Cocoa Bean!} or birthdays.]


Amy said...

These are cool. You should always post about what the cake and filling is underneath the frosting because the lemon cake with lemon custard sounds so yummy. I really like the zebra cake and the pink/brown/green cake.

Bakeshow said...

The rest of them were only one layer so they were only only white or chocolate cake. Nothing exciting.

me said...

Bob and Jillian scare me. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to hack it on that show.

Heather said...

Awesome skills Heather! So funny that your favorite one ended up at my cousin's house for her birthday (bought by my other cousin who I'm guessing works at said "Raisin Ranch")! Small world. SHe loves it so much, she posted a picture of it on facebook!

Kelly said...

Soooooo cute! I didn't know you were sooooooo talented! I miss you soooooo much :)

Jill said...

You should go on Cake challenge on the food network. I would cheer for you.