Thursday, June 18, 2009

the icing on the cake

You know when you get all excited for a great idea, like decorating a cake for your cute hubbie's birthday (the big 27- he enters the "late twenties" as I enter the...well... you know) and then everything goes wrong, and you think "at least it will be a funny blog" but then your computer won't respond to your camera to down load the pictures- so it still takes another week to sit down and blog only to remember that you still don't really know how to put those pics on the blog anyways!! You know we have ALL had this happen!

Here goes:
SO I decide I want to be like my hero Stephanie (if you are reading this, please don't look at the pictures!!) and bake a wonderful cake for my hubbie. But instead of doing it the night before (like I should have) I do it the morning of his birthday. Now, I should explain that I LOVE baking. LOVE it! Yet, I should NOT be allowed to Bake. Baking should be for scientists, mathematicians, people who FOLLOW directions, people who PAY ATTENTION to what they are doing, people who realize that the person who WROTE the recipe was probably right, and people who read the directions ALL the way through before beginning! That is NOT me. So I start in on making the Marshmallow Fondant. (for the first time) While both kids are awake! Needless to say- between sifting 7 cups of powdered sugar- all 3 of us and the kitchen were COVERED in white powder! I was hurrying so that I could get it set in the fridge in time to frost during nap time at 12:30. (because I did not read the directions the night before to know that I should have let it set OVERNIGHT!) I got it done and baked little mini cakes and frosted that with regular butter cream- which somehow required spilling MORE powdered sugar all over me and the kitchen! I thought it would be a good idea to put the cake in the fridge while I rolled out the Fondant. My fridge was a little too full.....

Yep, that is my cake! Hours of Fondant and cake baking to end up on the ground.
Really? Who does this happen to?
JT doesn't even like cake.

Well, I made a little cake with the leftover rounds (since I made a mini) but was so sick of hassling with it (and it was time to work on dinner) that I handed it over to Riley to decorate! She did better than I probably would have!


SO I guess even if I SHOULD not Bake- Riley definately should!
And here is the Birthday Boy (Don't pay attention to Katie with NO MAKEUP!! obviously I was a little busy that day!!)

SO there you go, STILL A ROCKSTAR! :)
Happy Birthday JT!!!


  1. Does it knock my hero status down a notch if I told you I burn things a lot and always make a big mess? Seriously, that is so frustrating that it fell! I would have been so overwhelmed after working so hard! At least Riley got to try her hand at decorating! So cute! And yes, you're still a rockstar! :o)

  2. Sounds like that was one frustrating day! But it looks like you figured out the pictures at least. :-) And happy belated birthday to JT!

  3. you are a rock star! I loved it and Kennedi is sitting right here looking and saying "RILEY!!" I am so excited for them to play again...okay, really I am just excited to hang out with YOU again!! MISS YOU SO MUCH!

  4. Hahaha! That is too awful and funny. You are brave for trying. I don't even try. If we are lucky I will bake a yellow cake out of a box and frosting from a tub. I don't even bake cookies. Craig does that, and lets the kids help. Riley did a great job. Plus, that is all he probably wanted for his Birthday too. So it worked out.

  5. I'm so sorry about your cake. I think I would have cried. But, hey, it made a GREAT blog post!

  6. Great story--I am torn between laughing and feeling your frustration!
    I am still so impressed with your fondant ambitions--it looks like it was really awesome.
    And finally, Riley is so cute. How special that she got to decorate her daddy's cake.
    Rock on!

  7. Katie, I just found your blog and I'm so excited about it! I started laughing when I read all about the difficulty of making the frosting and cake and then if fell and then you said "JT doesn't even like cake." Not laughing at you, but with you I hope. That sounds like something that would happen to me.

    Happy Birthday JT!

  8. Katie- you are so cute! What a great post, and such great pictures. Keep up the good work blogging.

  9. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE these pictues of Riley! I can't tell you how many times I have had things fall out of the refridgerator - you think I'd learn! But I'll bet JT enjoyed his cake even more when he saw how much TLC was put into it and the proud look on Riley's face is priceless! - Hugs - Korrin

  10. Having just baked 3 cakes I can feel your pain. Especially the "JT doesn't even like cake." Of the 3 cakes, Joe hasn't actually eaten a bite. He has however pulled off and eaten most of the fondant! P.S. Store bought fondant!!