On the advice of my attorneys, and in the interest of full disclosure and keeping the peace and not getting my butlers sued off me (though a bit of reduction wouldn't be a bad thing), here, for all to see, but especially Jen because of the cloud of suspicion she has raised over the ethics… Continue reading For Jen – the Alien Spouse – Please Call Off Your Lawyers
I'll start with the hat. Actually, I'll back up - I think I was avoiding doing a lot of piping during these few years. I am pretty sure my carpal tunnel stuff was bothering me a lot back then, and painting with food coloring or just coloring fondant and rolling it out were easier… Continue reading Cakes – (This is a two-fer post) Witch’s Hat Cake and Some Anime Character Whose Name I’ve Forgotten Cake – For Meredith’s and Calvin’s Birthdays, Recpectively – 2002 (I think)
Hmmm...you may be wondering. Who is Beth, and why would she want to skip this post?
Well, I'll tell you.
Beth is a dear friend who met my sister in their first grade class and have been friends ever since. And s
Okay, I have to interrupt myself here. I'm sitting on the loveseat in our living room and Scratchy has crawled up between the loveseat and the slipcover, and he's moving around under the green fabric like a cartoon gopher digging a fast-moving hole in the dirt, you know, where you see the dirt kind of bumping up in a mounding trail as he zips along...
Anyway, he was becoming disruptive to my typing. Had to make him stop. I whispered "neuter" at him as he sped along, and he quickly exited the slipcover and fled the room.
Anyway, back to Beth. So Beth has been friends with us for a lifetime. It's that kind of lifelong relationship where even if you're all married and have been for a while, you still refer to each other using maiden names. Because that's who you are to each other.
Anyway, some people have things about mice...or bugs...or snakes...or (sorry, Sheila) spiders. With Beth...it's eyeballs.
And that's why Beth might want to go read something else now.
Because yesterday, Alex and I got a bit goofy. With a gummy eyeball. Blue, like Alex's own real ones.
And the pictures crack me up, so I must share them.
But to give Beth one more chance to switch over to Facebook or something, I'll put the photos after the jump. Because I'm nice that way.
I know. Kind of dilapidated looking, isn't it. But then, who knows how long that castle has stood, empty, except for the ghosts of knights and maidens long departed from this life.... This was for a coworker (she was one of the two recipients of that original double spider cake I keep bringing up.)… Continue reading Cakes – Haunted Castle – 1997
She thinks she's a teenager. She loves talking on her purple plastic cell phone and wearing glittery nail polish and applying her shiny pink lipstick. Her conversations on the purple phone go something like this: "Hello? Oh, hi....yeah....I know....yeah...no....no....no we don't have any chocolate pudding. Okay, bye." Fortunately for me, she's not a teenager… Continue reading Pink and Glittery
This was made for the son of a coworker. His birthday, if I remember correctly, was actually on October 30th, but his mom wanted something creepy and Halloweenish that year. So I basically did a repeat of the original spider cake, only with one spider instead of two. I also added a bunch of… Continue reading Cakes – Spider Cake #2 – 1997
I've noticed a lot of searches for things like "spider cakes" and "witch cakes" and "coffin cake" and so forth that lead people to my site. So, for them and for everyone else's amusement - especially, let's face it, my own - I figured I'd post the rest of the Halloween cakes in my cake… Continue reading Halloween Cakes
I'm saving the pictures for last in this post... The girl I worked with who had the oil-flooded house was an identical twin, and she'd asked me to make a cake for her sister. She gave me a page from a wall calendar that she was hoping I could copy in some fashion, and I have… Continue reading Cakes – Happy Birthday, Twin! – 1997
Remember this guy? Last February we brought Reddy home and Alex, after much begging and pleading and understanding of responsibilities, had his first "very own" pet. He's taken good care of Reddy all these months - food, cleaning the tank (with Daddy's help), and bestowing as much love and affection as one can on… Continue reading That Circle of Life Thing Again