Thursday, November 12, 2009
Anyway, here it is....enjoy!
Give Austin a toy gun and he will point it at somebody. Anybody. Everybody.
Here, Austin is demonstrating the famous colonial "rabbit ears" pose.
Yes, I know, Thomas. I'm not very funny.
Amazing what you can do with a red Sharpie
Emma is wearing her great-grandmother's shawl to complete her ensemble.
So Reilly is a lamb, and Henry is a lion........
......get it, the lamb and the lion? We so planned that in advance (not)
The main body of R2 is cake, buttercream, fondant. The legs and feet are made from Rice Krispie treat, buttercream, fondant. The legs are a little too big for R2, but let's just say he's been working out a lot lately.
It was a 2-tier cake with buttermilk chocolate cake layers filled with chocolate ganache and frosted in chocolate buttercream and then covered in fondant (all from scratch except cake, which was a doctored cake mix recipe). Even with all the work I did ahead of time to try to make the actual cake-decorating day less chaotic, I was still scrambling to get it done and had to get Audrey to help me with some of the fondant work. My stripes are a little wonky, I mean, purposely curvy. But I was happy with the end result.
My favorite part is, of course, the little gator. I sculpted him first, because he was the hardest part. But I had so much fun making him that I completely lost track of time. I was just in my own little world with that guy and before I knew it, I was WAY over on my time plan. Anyway, here's the cake. It's one of my faves so far.
Thanks to Audrey for helping me finish it, and for taking all the photos for me.
I guess Austin likes wearing a wig since he's giving me a thumbs up sign. Wait, no, oh man....he's shooting at me. Figures.
But this is my favorite. I guess this is what Reilly would have looked like if she was serving in Parliament during the 1700's.
And just so you know how much I care about you, I am foregoing what could have been the world's juiciest nap. Ever.
Let's use this first "catch up" post to let you see Henry's new (well, not so new anymore...October 9th) hairdo:
I. am. so. cool.
A little mohawk action goin' on
Yeah. I don't even know what to say about this one.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Getting nice and messy
Cake in both hands....a man after my own heart
Opening some gifts
And playing with some new toys
Henry is all about pushing buttons, so I'm hoping that these new toys will keep him busy and AWAY FROM OUR PRINTER!!!! He probably would've been just as happy if I had given him that for his birthday instead of toys.