Friday, June 10, 2011

Graduation Cake

So... I've never made a graduation cake before. I wasn't sure which approach I should take. I had a few viable options--

Option 1:  "Good luck on making it in that big scary world that is waiting to eat you up and foreclose on your future house."

Option 2: "Thank goodness you don't have to go THERE everyday anymore, huh?"

Option 3: "Congratulations Graduates!"

The second option is what I would have gone with if it were my own graduation. The third one seems the most celebratory, but it made me quite nervous. I mean...now that Cakewrecks is around, the standard for graduation cakes is set pretty high. I was pretty sure it would end up something like this --

"Gongradulates Cradations!"

And in case you are wondering...that wouldn't be ideal. So I chose an alternate route with absolutely no emotion or advise or really much of anything except stars and swirly metal things and sugar. Lots of sugar. But then I started getting all weird in my head. I kept looking at the cake thinking, "It IS 2011, right? Shoot, I better go look at my calendar. Okay, whew -- 2011. Whoa --- what if I bought a misprinted calendar and it's really NOT 2011. And no one told me. For 5 months. Great, now I have bad friends and made a huge mistake on a very important sugar confection...." And then I got over that and started wondering if "CLASS" was spelled with two "s's" or not. I should probably just not make graduation cakes.

7 comments:

Susie said...

Ha! I can so relate to this! I always think is it "congradulations" or "congratulations" ? I always want that grad tucked in there...thank goodness my trusty Mac puts that bright redline under!

Nisson Family said...

I love it! You are too dang funny. I've had those thought many a times on my cards. lol :) The cake is wonderful! I understand your pressure w/ cake wrecks (btw, I love that site), but you never have to worry about them. I'm just glad there isn't a card wrecks! lol

Pam

trisha said...

Hilarious! I had this same thought about 2011 this weekend making a graduation cake!!! Too funny! Glad I am not the only paranoid freak out there. Just kidding...sort of....

The Sugar Tree said...

I made graduation cap cookies a few weeks ago. 70 of them. And about half way through, I panicked because 2011 looked wrong. So I can totally relate.

Natalie said...

I have done the wrong year before on a batch of photo calendars - so obviously its not that rare to do really stupid things. My new mother-in-law was starting to think that maybe my marriage to her son was not all that great when she saw it. Luckily the others didn't notice. Now I try to ensure I do not mess up anything for the mother-in-law by not doing anything ha ha!

SweetSugarBelle said...

LOL, I hate that! But it's so true. If you write a word wnough it begins to look "funky".

Okay, I am a cake snob and I realize that. I keep saying G hasnt posted in a while, and then I come see and think, yes she has, you just are a cake snob. as in one track if it doesnt involve cookies, I forget...I need to work on that, so I wanted to tell you, this is gorgeous and I am totally amazed by eople who can do this!

Glora said...

This is SO cool. I love everything springing up out of the top. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

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