Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yeah. So not attempting that.
So, we settled on a nice, cozy Hobbit Hole cake. After looking at the last scene from Return of the King where Samwise is returning to his hobbit hole I came up with this design:
A close-up of the doors and garden:
Bird's eye view
From the back
He looks pretty pleased with his new home.
Friday, August 7, 2009
A recent rainstorm...it's hard to really get the full effect from the picture, but it was really pouring...notice the waterfall from the roof.
Henry's new favorite pastime is climbing stairs. Big brother Austin follows behind to make sure he makes it to the top unscathed.
More bath photos. This kid LOVES the water. And chewing on toys apparently.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The craziness officially started on Monday, our first day of the new school year. Very full day, with a hair appointment in the afternoon, followed by our first Mapquest Monday geography club meeting with my sister's family. We studied Denmark and Finland, and made representative foods for tasting. That was fun.
But then Tuesday came and it was time to start getting Amy's baby shower cake going. It's quite an ambitious cake, and it's not turning out how I would like but it will still be nice. I spent many hours on Tuesday baking (it's a 3 tiered cake with 3 layers of different cake flavors on each tier). Yesterday I literally spent all day making fondant, forming gum paste figures and decorations, frosting and filling the cake, covering it in fondant, and stacking it. Today we have our history and science co-op so I'll have to finish the rest of the cake this afternoon. I actually don't have a whole lot left, thank goodness. Just the finishing touches which should only take a couple of hours. Then it's off to Amy's shower tonight, which is going to be fabulous!
Rick brought me back an apron and Tshirt from Charm City Cakes in Baltimore (he didn't actually drop by there, just got it at a gift shop). I can't wait to wear it, I just wish I was as good a cake artist as those guys! He brought back a CCC Tshirt for Audrey too, since she loves cake too. The other kids got cute crab Tshirts.
Tomorrow or Saturday I'll post some photos of this week: art, cakes, showers, and more.........