Thursday, April 30, 2009

Documentation, Should There Be a Commute-Related Incident

Here is the cake I made for my co-worker's baby shower tomorrow. I planned and planned how I would make this thing work and in the end nearly every decision I made was based on correcting some earlier misstep. Still, I'm reasonably pleased with the results and somewhat panicked about getting the thing from my refrigerator to the office tomorrow.
The cake topper is pacifiers. We're having a difficult time getting Sarah to give hers up when she's at home. Difficult insomuch as we are hardly trying at all. She goes all day without, will go out and about in the world without it, but likes to find her blanket and her paci as soon as we get home from daycare. When she saw the pacifiers I'd purchased for the cake she got so excited, her face beamed when she said "are those for me?". I was impressed with how well she took the bad news. I took the pacifiers out of their packaging last night to play around with how I wanted to arrange them. I was going for a sort of bouquet... I left them all in the middle of the dining room table and today at different moments Jeremiah and I both caught Sarah sitting at the table, staring at the pile of pacifiers. What's up with that?

Yes, that is a roll of toilet paper on the table. Don't judge us. You don't know us.

9 comments:

karen said...

Gorgeous! I love the tablecloth look (fondant?).

FlapScrap said...

That's one good lookin' cake, good-lookin'!

I don't judge you for the toilet paper on the dinner table. I just thought it must be taco night.

sunglasseshurtmynose said...

Quilted Northern Rolling Papers?

sunglasseshurtmynose said...

Can you make the cake when Sonya and I renew our vows in 20 years?

Boomin' Granny said...

So, how DID you get it to work?
It is a work of art! Congratulations!! Nobody is going to want to cut it...but they will get over it. Enjoy the party.

LMP said...

@Karen - yes, it's fondant, though when I took my class I learned how to make "chocolate clay" which is way more fun. I just haven't figured out how to make it with white chocolate yet...

@Chris - one 20-year-vow-renewal cake comin' up. I'll start searching for an elderly people cake topper now

@mom - I put a towel in the bottom of a laundry basket, put the cake on that, covered the basket with foil. I put a yoga mat on the front seat of the car (to prevent slippage), pulled the seat all the way up, put the laundry basket on there and kept a huge distance between myself and every other car on the road. I had no idea I could hold my breath for my entire commute!

jdrueke said...

http://www.seniorcitizen.com/wp-content/weddingcaketopperoldercouple.JPG

Sister K said...

the kitchen table is a perfectly fine place for tp...u never know when nature will take you away after a fantastic meal! that cake looks awesome!

Anni said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous.