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Thomas and Friends

I'm working on a birthday cake for a son of a friend of mine.  He's turning four and loves Thomas the Tank Engine.

The plan is to make 4 of the little trains – Thomas, Percy, Arthur and Duke (these are some of his favorites) and I'm planning to have them on little railroad tracks.  I baked all the cake yesterday.  This morning I'm making the whipped chocolate ganache filling and then this afternoon/evening I'll put it all together and decorate it and all that.

I didn't take photos of the cake-making part, but I do plan to photograph the whole assembly process as I go along. 

Should be fun.

I've got the finished product pictured in my head – hopefully I can get the actual cake to look the way I want it to.

I deliver the cake tomorrow morning. 

It's funny – whenever I have these cakes to do – which is a lot less frequently than I used to years ago – I fall into this procrastination/reluctance mode and somehow dread working on the cake.  Then finally I get to a point where I just HAVE to get it started, and then suddenly it's fun again.  Maybe I need to feel the pressure or the time constraint or something.  So what does that mean?  I'm a passive thrill-seeker or something?  I don't know.  It's not that important.  I'm just babbling anyway.

I also baked some bread last night – my same 0l' basic sourdough, except I substituted 3 cups of whole wheat flour for the all-purpose.  I made two sandwich loaves and two baguettes.  I'll make garlic bread with the baguettes tonight to have along with dinner, which will be some sort of pasta and meat dish – not sure yet if it'll be meatballs or a meat sauce.  Depends on what kind of time I have later. 

I haven't made cheese in a while.  I'm thinking I need to do that again soon. 

And that's about it here.  I know – it's got you right on the edge of your seat, this wild ride I call my life.

Have a great weekend! 

3 thoughts on “Thomas and Friends

  1. I know what you mean. I love getting orders and I’m excited about them…but when it comes down to it – I dread doing it – then once I’m in the middle of it – it’s exciting again. It’s the pressure of “having” to do it. I think. Can’t wait to see pictures.

  2. Muse, Yes! I’ll be posting pictures a bit later this morning – just have to get them off my camera first! My nephew (who is now nearly 16 – ugh!) loved Thomas when he was little, too, and I made him a Thomas cake when he turned three.

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