Sunday, May 18, 2008

A do-as-little-as-possible kind of Sunday...which is always good.

(Blogger was giving me fits last night and I wasn't able to download anything....finally gave up!! So the "yesterday" in this post is actually Saturday!! Sunday was spent, once again, trying to keep little boys out of the entrance way of our house....and since it has started getting warm...make that "stinky little boys"!!! I actually lit some nice smelling candles to combat the aroma.....the candles won!! Thank goodness!!!)

Yesterday was spent kicking gently pushing little boys out of the house, pretty much all damn day. The weather was beautiful, but....they were "haaaaaaahhhttttt". Puh-lease....they just wanted to play their games inside a house so the reflection didn't keep them from seeing the action on their DSs!!! At one point....and I kid you not about this....there were 5 boys, with DSs open and they were sending messages and pictures.....to each other!!!! Oh....and did I mention they were also laughing and giggling like a bunch of little girls?!?!? ~~sigh~~ I alternated that whole "pushing them" outside with walking over and around them as I went about my day.


So...in the midst of all that frivolity....I made the guitar cake. It's funny how the plan that I had made and was ready to do, got changed...ever so slightly... I had originally thought to make the cake into the shape of a guitar....but....decided to make a regular cake and put the shape on the cake with frosting.



I ended up doing a bit of both.....I went ahead with a regular, rectangle-shaped cake, but I also baked another one and used that one to cut out the shape of "the head" of the guitar. The color of the cake was almost exactly that of one of the Fenders in our house, so I didn't even have to frost that part!!!The K-Man (my ever present cake "advisor"!) felt that the neck could have been a bit longer, but...I did make note of his idea and will use it the next time!!! He also had the idea when I was "stringing" the guitar (with real strings....I had other options, but that one was best!!) that since the "birthday boy" was left-handed, I needed to "string" the cake guitar the right way. So....instead of having the strings go, from top to bottom, thin to thick....I put them thick to thin, going down!!! Must admit....that advice was the best so far as the birthday boy and his wife noticed immediately what I had done and were very impressed.




I tried to write his name in a style that resembled the Fender style...was going pretty good, but right as I was about to do his name, 3 of the boys came in and were wondering what I was doing. I have a hard time doing something like that with an audience....so it's their fault Toshiro's name is a bit "scribbly"!! :-D

The cake was delicious (she said confidently)...I mean, really...how can you go wrong with a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting?!?!?!

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So, now it's Monday....a new week is starting. There is a typhoon "out there" somewhere and it is messing up our nice weather. Today is a bit humid and overcast with the threat of some rain later on. I haven't checked the weather report but, I'm thinking that the typhoon is on the east side of the country and we will be spared the storm, but we will get some wind and rain. It's a good thing I got ALL the laundry done yesterday!!!

Have a wonderful week.....and I will leave you this~~some "bloggy-friend love"!!!



11 comments:

Mr Farty said...

Nice cake. Farty loves cake. Mmmm...

P.S. Sorry my blog's not as funny as you hoped, apparently it's because I'm from Embra...sigh...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That cake rocks! I love the way you used the picks. I will definitely be stealing and adapting your idea in the very near future!

Ginaagain said...

Awesome cake Debbie!!! You really are talented.

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

The cake is great!

Claudia said...

Will you come to the Cape next month and make me my birthday cake? Seriously. I suck at baking or decorating anything I've baked. Which is bad, because if you can decorate you can usually hide the fact that you can't bake. Case in point? My daughter asked me to bake her some fresh bread. Simple, no? No. I couldn't get the damn thing to rise to save my life. And I SWEAR I followed the recipe step by step. I have no baking skills. The only baking skills I ever owned was back in H.S. when I would GET baked, but somehow, I don't see that counting. ;)

Taylor said...

That's an amazing cake! I've never been a fan of carrot cake, but that looked DELICIOUS!!! And cream cheese frosting was an excellent decision. You did a fantabulous job, and the name doesn't look THAT scribbly. I get nervous when I have an audience, too. =D (I went back to school today, and I had a great day. I'm very happy!)

Lisa Milton said...

Love the cake; perfect.

(Blogger has been hateful lately. You are not alone.)

Cheri said...

Your cake takes the cake! Wow!

Memarie Lane said...

Wow, the cake looks great! I gave up on cake decorating a long time ago, I just have no talent in that area.

Claudia said...

Book? I wish. Trust me. Unfortunately I'm not very good at the long winded stuff. I write according to how I feel at that moment and it's so eclectic I could never tie it all together. Thank you though, for the kudos, honey.

Karen MEG said...

Awww, great post... and boy can you make a cake!!! That looked awesome, if it tasted half as good as it looked, yummmmm!