Friday, May 11, 2007

Another long day...

Well, since I was sick all week, I had to get all my cookies and cakes made today. M had her dress rehearsal for tomorrow's ballet recital at 3:00pm, so everything had to be finished and ready for delivery before 2:00pm.

I got all the cookies finished without a problem. I didn't take a picture because they were just more baseballs and really, do you NEED to see any more baseball cookies? I didn't think so.

So, after I finished all the cookies and left them on racks to dry, I did this.

Now, I know that it is difficult to see from this picture and this angle, but that is a baseball mitt holding a baseball. The mitt came out beautifully. I was thrilled! The ball, not so much...if you look closely at the picture, you can see that the bottom of the ball is not quite round. That is because the fondant was lifting from the cake. By the time I got back from delivering the cookies and taking M to her rehearsal, the fondant was cracked and puckered and the ball was no longer anywhere close to being round! I realized, after a phone call to my favorite cake decorating store, that with the humidity here lately, the fondant wasn't drying fast enough and that caused the problem. Sooooo, I turned the AC down really low, and I removed all the fondant from the ball and re-covered it. It came out much better this time and the client was totally happy with it....whew!

Now, on to much better pictures...

This is a picture I snapped of the two littlest this morning. They both woke up WAY TO EARLY (4:00am) while I was trying to get all the cookies baked and decorated. I got them to lay down on the couch with a movie, and this is what I saw when I came back to check on them.

It's a little creepy seeing that the boy sleeps with one eye half open. Maybe it was a reaction to the flash, cause I've never noticed it before...ewww!

And here is the girl at her dress rehearsal for her ballet recital. She is a "Summer Daisy" and they dance to a very sweet version of "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary."

And that my friends is it for today. In all my craziness today, I forgot to eat, and take my medicine, and now I have a wicked headache and a big day of ballet tomorrow. So, I'll be back another time with an actual post, but for now I'm going to eat and sleep. Good night all, and don't forget to pray for Ethan, Kelli, and little Cameron.


Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

4 a.m.! Girl, you do get more done in 1 day than I do in weeks..And I don't even do cakes..The baseball mitt is the BOMB! you have some mad skilz!

Barb said...

Hi there!

I'm almost afraid to tell you this, but I posted the result of my first painted cookies. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to make them again, when I have a lot more time and things aren't so rushed and stressful.

They were a huge hit. The cookie itself is delicious and although i wish I'd had move time to get a little more creative, I think the wedding cakes came out pretty.

You're right - it's a little creepy, that not quite closed little eye. Amazing how he can do that. I guarantee you, when I sleep, my eyes are TIGHT closed. LOL

And she looks like a flower growing out of tht pot. Honestly, that photo is adorable.

Thank you again for teaching me how to make painted cookies. I'd love your (gentle and kind) opinion. :-)

Robin Green said...

I've seen more dance recital pictures this week--your daughter looks adorable. The cakes are great as usual!

Anonymous said...

My son sleeps with both eyes like that and so does his dad. I notice it more at the angle that you took the picture at. If you look straight down you don't notice but if you look at his level you see his eyes.