Wednesday, February 13, 2008

No More Cakes!

Well, I convinced myself that I am going to be unable to do Emily's wedding cake, and will turn it over to the professionals. That is a load off my mind. That week before the wedding should run smoothly, and having to make the cake was like throwing that whole week into a tornado. Now, I just have to see if the cake lady can do it for us. I sure hope so.

I'm reading the Elm Creek Quilt novels, and enjoying them immensely. I'm also reading, in between, a new author to me - Patricia Cornwell. Very exciting murder mysteries. I don't want to put them down. I read them on Saturday and Sunday and manage to finish them by Sunday night. Luckily she has a good line of them, so I should be set for reading for quite a while. Patricia Cornwell, used to be head of our state's (Virginia) CSI unit in Richmond, and her main character is a detective, Kay Scarpetta. She is a very good writer and makes her characters come to life. Carolyn introduced her novels to me. Thanks, Carolyn!!!

My creativity coach, Paula, has me trying something new: at the end of each day, I am to write:
Today I am glad...................... And fill that in. You can make as many statements of Today I am glad.......... that you want to. I'm going to try that tonight. Right now, I know that today I am glad I decided to not make the wedding cake. LOL Too much pressure.

Blessed be!

No More Cakes

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Thursday night, I took my first class in using fondant on cakes. It was very interesting and kinda fun. It makes the outside of your cake look absolutely perfect. I have to bring an iced cake, covered with fondant, for this next class on this coming Thursday. I also have to bring gum paste, and we are going to learn how to make some decorations for the cake.

I'm also starting class 1 of Course 2 of cake decorating. I just have to bring icing in stiff consistency and medium consistency - we are going to learn how to make more flowers. That will be fun.

I'm getting Emily to email me pictures of wedding cakes she likes so that I get an idea of what she wants me to do. I may have to make a second cake - a groom's cake, usually chocolate, to be sure I have enough cake to go around for everybody. Worry, worry, worry.

Monday, February 4, 2008


This is a photo of Sparky, Emily's Pomeranian. He can do amazing things! He loves to play and will play by himself if nobody will play with him. He is the first Pom that we got.

My son-in-law to be

This is Emily's fiance, Christopher. He's a real doll - helpful and handy to have around. Besides being a computer genius. They are getting married June 21st.


This new one is Mickey - we inherited him from my mother - in- law when she passed. He has taken to us real well.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


I make original jewelry by hand, and will post some pictures of it. Some of it is for sale, if anybody is interested. I've got to get the photos done first.

More Roses and Mickster

I have been practicing making my rosebuds, and they are not bad. I think I have it down. What is next? Gotta make a cake - going to make a white cake with raspberry preserves swirled through it. That is what Emily wants for her wedding, so I might as well try it. I'm going to tint the icing a periwinkle blue, and use purple for the roses.
I also want to try to make some "fire and ice" roses - those are Emily's favorite roses. They are a light yellow and then tinged at the top with a deep red. I am going to tint the icing a pale yellow and then use a powdered sugar that has been already made up, to "paint" the edges of the roses the deep red color.
All the dogs are in, except for Mickey, who likes his privacy, who is still outside. The rest of them are all asleep on the floor around us here in the den. Mickey likes to be called Mickster. He responds to that better.