Friday, February 08, 2008

Not the "Friday Feast", but something else...

Gosh...this is kind of disappointing...the weekly "Friday Feast" that sends me the questions to answer is "under construction", or something like'm on my own tonight.
I really should be working on a "kampai" or toast for one of my really good friend's wedding party tomorrow...but, being the procrastinator I am...nah....I'll get to it later!!! (I work so much better under pressure!!)

I got an e-mail this week that had some questions for me to answer and send on (Thanks, Karen!) so thought I would post some of them tonight.

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1 . dishwasher/waitress
2. flagger for a crop duster
3. K-Mart employee
4. drive-thru convenience store clerk

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Bull Durham
2. The Princess Bride
3. 3 Weddings and a Funeral
4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Four T.V. Shows that I watch:
1. Gray's Anatomy
2. CSI---Las Vegas
3. House
4. Cold Case

Four favorite pastime activities:
1. Reading
2. Making stuff...candles, knick-knacks, t-shirt appliques, cakes
3. Hanging out with friends
4. Blogging / e-mailing and just basic Internet stuff

Four places I have been:
1. London
2. Phuket (for the t-shirts alone it's worth the trip!!)
3. New York City
4. St. Thomas

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Anything having to do with Mexican food
2. Bar-B-Qued anything
3. Hamburgers
4. Cheesy-curly fries

**Just some extra stuff....**

One of the things that I have started doing lately is making cakes. Here in Japan, "decorated" really aren't that "decorated" least, not by my definition of the word. So....I decided that, you know what, I can make cakes....I can decorate them, too. And....they're good! They may not be perfect, but...the people that I have made them for don't really seem to mind!!
Here are a few of my favorite cakes so far.....I have done quite a few different kinds but these would be in the "Top 5".

This was a birthday cake for a friend. Her party had a "Hawaiian" theme and I made the "honu" which is, yes, a turtle, but it is also the "God of the Sea". On many Hawaiian designs, you will find turtles.

Beach Sandals....a true size 9 1/2 (mine!). Yes, I know....the straps are a bit short, but...this was the last of my licorice from the States!! The flowers are real....the "sand" is actually crushed butter cookies.
This was for a baby shower some friends had for another friend. You can't see it, but, I made a small "tag" for the onsie that said "Made in Japan".

Maybe someday, I will have a shop and it will be called "Serendipity". There will be English classes, candles, cakes, cards and will be a place where friends can gather, have a cup of tea (or a margarita, depending on the time of day) and we can relax and. just. be.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Great cakes! Decorating cakes is a hobby of mine also. Sometimes I just order a plain white sheet cake from Costco and the do the top myself. My favorite cake wasn't really all that hard to do--it was a five foot long snake. The kids looooved it.

ms-teacher said...

Those cakes are fantastic! I love the the flip flops :)

Mary Alice said...

TOOOOO Cute. I want a flip flop cake.

dkuroiwa said...

The flip-flog cake is probably my favorite to do!!! Would love to make one for you sometime!!

And Jenn....let me see if I can find you the snake cake I did for my son's 4th wasn't 5 feet long, was still fun!!! CostCo cakes...hmmm.....but are they delicious?!?!?