Thursday, May 28, 2009

On the Road Again....

Ahhhhhh Vacations are wonderful, until reality slams you in the face the moment you get home and start back to work. I promise to share some of the few pictures I remembered to take at the lake this trip. There wasn't many, I was to busy doing nothing. We did make a few trips to the casino. I was blessed by the penny slots. On our trip into the casino one day, this is what we saw.

I thought it was kind of comical. I wonder how many decided to actually stop in for gas that day :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gone Crazy.... Be Back Later

That's it, I am done, I am taking a blog vacation. I just can't do it right now. Life is happening to fast! We leave for vacation here pretty soon. I have several homework assignments to do before we leave. I also must pack, grocery shop, shop for items for the travel trailer and load the travel trailer... UGH! So it's so long for now... I'll be back later!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lumpy & Dumpy, But Still Yummy!

I have been wanting to dibble a little with fondant and cake decorating, but never really had time. I mean seriously, why would I do something like that? I go to school full time, have a house to clean, a family to raise, not to mention work! There is a little gathering/kind of a baby shower that is coming up and well the cake didn't get ordered in time. SO I thought, here is my chance to learn fondant. On my lunch hour I went across the street and bought, the bare necessities to make a cake. New pans and a bunch of little gadgets. I skipped on a few things... didn't buy the smoothie out thing or the large rolling pin thing. I thought I will just try my luck with a spatula and my own rolling pin. Today, I will be going back to purchase those items, plus a little more. I am so addicted. Needless to say, there will be alot of cake at my house, at my neighbor's houses, and at my work over the next few weeks, as I really want to perfect this... lol

My first attempt I rushed through. I really had so many things to be doing! I wanted to get the "just of it though" .I definitely learned that I need smoother/more icing under neath and that well my rolling pin was to short and so I had uneven spots in my layer of fondant. I also learned, that I really need to make tiers and brace the top layer :) You live and you learn. So here is my too funny, lumpy & dumpy, first attempt at fondant.

Although not horrible, not good either.... I soon want to be able to do this....

I will get there...