Welcome, Monday. Well, you actually aren’t welcome, but you’re here. Therefore, we all have to deal with you.
This weekend FLEW by. Friday night was spent baking cakes. Five cake-cakes, one cookie cake, and 24 cupcakes to be exact. I went to bed at 2:45. None of the cakes were decorated. I had to be an hour from my house at 3:00 on Saturday. One of the cakes I baked was a complete fail. I won’t go into details. Just know that I should have known better.
I woke up around 7:45 on Saturday. The first thing I did was turn on the oven and began greasing my pan. I had to replace the failed cake. I put the cake in the oven to bake for about an hour. A HUGE thanks to my dad for saving the day…again! In the mean time…
I began icing the triplet boy’s cake. We’ll call him Bob. This is the cake I stressed most about. I colored the icing green and went to town. I got the hole thing covered and left it alone. One coat of green icing. No decorations. I hadn’t quite figured this out…although I thought I had.
Then I began icing one of the girls’ cakes. We’ll call this little triplet Girlfriend. Girlfriend’s favorite color (most days) is red. But I told her that I was not making a princess cake with a red dress. It just wasn’t going to be pretty. She told me that pink would do. I was happy. I finished icing Girlfriend’s cake. It was adorable.
In the midst of decorating Girlfriend’s cake, I took the other triplet girl’s cake out of the oven to let it cool. We’ll call the other triplet girl Ca (pronounced Cuh).
While Ca’s cake was cooling, I began decorating the triplets’ older brother’s cake. I have many names for this child, but I will refer to him as Nugget. Nugget was very specific in what he wanted. He wanted a football with Alabama A’s on it instead of laces. I thought, That should be easy enough.
By the time I finished decorating Girlfriend and Nugget’s cakes, Ca’s cake was cool enough to decorate. I finished it and put some finishing touches on Girlfriend’s cake. Then I took a shower.
Three cakes complete…half of one to go.
While I was at home decorating cakes, my dear, wonderful, fantastic, best mother EVER was running around town trying to find either a four wheeler or a fisherman for me to put on Bob’s cake. Mind you, I had run all over town Friday looking for either one and could NOT find anything suitable.
So, my mom gets home around 1:30 and has not one, but three four wheelers! She saved the day too!
I finshed decorating Bob’s cake, fixed my hair, loaded the cakes, and headed North…a little late.
Ok. A lot late.
But, everything worked out.
We got to the party right about the time the cakes needed to be cut!
My babies loved their cakes. Well, Bob loved the four wheeler on his cake. He couldn’t have cared less about the fact that it was what he had asked for. So I stressed for nothing.
The little nugget liked his cookie cake too. He was actually very happy with his cookie cake. I was glad. He turned 11 and I would have hated for him to have a bo-bo cookie cake and his friends pick on him. His cookie was DELICIOUS too! That was only the second time I have made a cookie cake. I don’t remember the first one tasting that good (Sorry Erin!).
Ok, I have kept you in suspense long enough. Here they are!
There was even a surprise inside the cakes! It would have been a little difficult to put a surprise in the middle of a cookie cake.
Hope you enjoyed the fruits of my laborious Friday night and Saturday morning.
I think I’ll go take a nap now. Remembering Saturday’s events has made me tired…again.