Well my blogging friends, I'd like to share with you my secret passion. Now keep in mind that I have a good heart but sometimes your heart doesn't count for squat when it comes to natural talent.
Over the last few months, I've become increasingly interested in cake decorating. It's hard because all my aunts are talented in the art of cooking, baking and crafts so cake decorating is something they could do without breaking a sweat. I, on the other hand am trying to perfect the art. You can ask Nate since he's the one that usually ends up doing the dishes when I'm done messing around (thanks babe, I appreciate it).
Anyway, with my sisters birthday last Saturday, I decided to make her a b-day cake. I had the most beautiful idea in mind. It would be a modern two layer cake with black fondant and pink accessories. Oh wait, Logan doesn't like pink...so I went to plan B and made her the cake below:
She has a somewhat unhealthy obsession with the Ninja Turtles but I couldn't help it. Natey-Poo was even impressed. The only problem was that Logan liked it so much, she wouldn't let us cut it so she didn't have any birthday cake to eat for her b-day.
We had a family party yesterday (Sunday) to celebrate the November b-days in the family. My grandma asked me to make the cake. I was so stinkin' nervous because like I said before, my aunt's are so talented in all the baking/decorating departments. I ended up trying to keep it simple, it was just a made from scratch chocolate cake with homemade icing. It turned out pretty good. Nate gave me a few thoughts and suggestions which I think helped a lot in the outcome of the cake. Below is my masterpiece and one day when I have a kitchen aid (hint, hint Nate...) mixer, I will become the best cake decorator in the land....maybe...:
If you can't tell, it's trees with leaves turning colors and falling to the ground. I tried to keep it simple and "artsy."
Anyway, now you know my secret.