Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowed in

We were snowed in yet again.  After getting 25 inches dumped last weekend, we got another 5-10 inches today.  And what is worse are the blowing 60mph winds which are causing huge snowdrifts everywhere.  Unless you have a 4 wheel drive there is no use in even venturing out there cause you WILL get stuck. So I spent my day making my son's b-day cake.  He is 14....a teenager...yikes!  I hope our battles will be few and far between, otherwise I may lose my mind.  One day at a time.....

So here's a pic of the cake.  It did not turn out very well but I'm not a baker so he knows I put in the effort and that's all that counts. There's a little boy on top of the cake which you can't see too well but it's there.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland Feb 2010

We are currently at Mother Nature's mercy...snow is coming down hard and we currently have at least 24 inches, and mother nature is not done yet.  Because of the wind we have large snow drifts all over.  This of course is a child's wish come true!  And an adults worse nightmare,why?  Because the driveways have to be shovelled and cleared.  In all honesty though, it sure is pretty and magical looking.  Our dog Scully absolutely loves the snow but I think this blizzard will prove differently since he can literally get lost in it...poor baby.

I've always been fascinated with cakes that are decorated with fondant.  I think they look so crisp, clean and lovely.  I love watching the new TLC show "cake boss".  I'm NOT a baker by any stretch of the imagination, don't get me wrong.  BUT I do like a challenge and since my son's b-day is approaching I thought I would make him a homemade cake this year...a fancy one.  So I did a "tester" first to see if I was even capable.  The colors did not come out to my liking so the cake turned out very pastel and girly. BUT,  I did it!  It was not too hard but very time consuming.  I need to buy some better "guy" colors for my son's cake but I'm ready to make him a nice one.  And when that's done....I won't make another one for a long while.

I'm attaching some snow pics and a pic of my fondant "tester" cake...enjoy

Pic of the back yard

Front Yard with a large snow drift

Neighbor's car is not going anywhere

View from my garage

My son & his friend shoveling snow

My son and his playmate Scully

Here it is, my first fondant cake

Well that's it for now folks.  I may post more snow pics later or tomorrow when it ends.