Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a flower on a cake

I made a cake. It was kind of a last minute thing. Which...as it turns out...works pretty well for me. I'm kind of into that whole "instant gratification" thing. So a lot of what I make doesn't require hours of planning and preparing and thinking and...you know...whatever else people with lots of patience and exactness do when making cakes and cookies.

The flower was a bit of a challenge though. Flowers need time to dry so they don't look wilted when you put them on a cake or cookie. Its a good thing I had just made those cameo cookies. I had a bag of white chocolate chips just STARING at me from the counter while I was standing there wondering how in the world I could make a flower in only a few minutes. In the end...I just rolled up the petals and dipped the back in melted white chocolate. Instant flower.


And in other news...Easter candy is on sale. I don't know what is wrong with me. I walked past that rack 4 times. I rifled through the candy and realized I don't really like any of it. And I kept coming back anyway. The best part is that it was like I was trying to fool myself.

"Oh, I'll just walk past that giant pile of candy because I need to check out the frozen spinach..." 

I guess I can only say no to myself 3 times. Because on that 4th time...I caved and bought some weird bag of Easter candy that no one in my family will eat. But, I'm telling you, that was one cheap bag of candy. Maybe I'll try to melt it down and add it to rice krispie treats and then avoid grocery stores until the clearance candy is gone. Let me know when its safe to buy food again.

7 comments:

Glora said...

This was a last minute cake. Oh man, if only a cake that took my 20 hours could look so perfect. Amazing job! Hugs- Glora

Yamber said...

You should see my mom after holidays. She probably still has candy she bought from last Halloween that she has yet to open.

I find that avoiding the stores until the clearance candy is gone it the best plan. It's so tempting even if it isn't candy you like.

Amazing job on the cake!

faithy, the baker said...

LOL! I am also the last minute sort of person...when it comes to decorating cake and cookies. Glad I'm not alone. :)

Ok..i always buy candies esp. Easter chocolate eggs after Easter because they are much much cheaper! yup..i stock them up and hope they will last me a year of consumption (but i always finish eating them way before Thanksgiving..lol!)

paddle attachment said...

I can't believe you did this on the fly. Kudos! I love the shine and the imprint details.

Red30 said...

Wow, love the cake! Doing the cakes, cookies on the fly like that never reallywork for me. I end up in a panic thinking I am going to do something wrong, forget something, so I try to plan it out. But now that I think about it even when I plan everything out I still miss something and forget something!! Hmmmm So I guess neither really works for me!!!! :-) I am somewhere in between I guess LOL!!!

Haniela said...

Gorgeous work, you are so incredibly talented!

Sugary Flower said...

Hee hee - I know, I went shopping a couple of days after Easter and it was really lucky Husband was with me, because I was like "Seriously, this is SO CHEAP. I know we have a cupboardful of Easter Eggs at home, but really I WANT A GREAT BIG CHOCOLATE BUNNY. TO EAT NOW." He was just looking at me like I was a nutcase, and had to drag me out in the end. And then I got home and thought, what was I thinking, That Was Insane. :o)

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