Opening up another session of the FNCC! All are welcome to share their cakes, their weeks, their questions and give any answers they can! Hope to see lots of photos tonight!
Yeah, after I get the cupcakes done I'm finished for the weekend. Gonna spend a whole lot of family time before starting on a baby shower cake Monday morning. Lots of details going into that one so I will be putting in some serious modeling hours so I'm going to do some serious relaxing while I can! LOL!
Not too much happening this weekend. Just a small 1st birthday cake, ninja turtle head cake, and a Low Fat weightloss celebration cake (still don't really understand the whole idea..... lol) It is scale with a small piece of gumpaste "cake" with the weight in ounces and a food label with the total stats that the group has lost, calories, fats, etc.
Nice to have all smal cakes for once. Next week is a BIG week though so I will have to get started on that as soon as these ones are out the door!
Brettley, the weight loss cake cracks me up. I do get the "diet" cakes from time to time but it's usually a fruit filled angel food cake. I, too, am enjoying a little bit more of light work. Next week will be hard work and I do have an order for every week between now and May 1st when I head off on vacation but each week is only 1 cake or 1 cake plus cupcakes. Nice to be bringing in the extra money without the feeling that I can't breathe...that will come after vacation when my summer weddings/anniversaries hit. Happy with what I have for now<G>
It's slowed down a bit after v-day but we still had some decent cakes this weekend. I had a crazy day when I got a call telling me I didn't schedule an opener, but it was easily fixed. We also had a tour come through on tue. from the retail bakers association convention which was a bit nuts. I'm also throwing in 2 from last weekend because I'm proud of them.
I eventually went to bed last night at midnight..... I was up modeling some Easter fondant figures for a friend. I don't charge for the stuff and I am purely a hobby baker and do it for my own stress relief. I got a poppy cutter on Friday and just couldn't wait to try something with it so I used to to make a Lilly pad for a frog I made as well.
I have two boys and they are now at a age where they want to buy me a mothers day present and next Sunday is mothers day here in Ireland. They have been moaning about not having money to buy me a gift.... My hubby works in another country and cant help them organize something so I said I would give them some cash to buy me something and they said that they will get me something for baking as it makes me sooo happy:-) bless them.
The nearest good baking supply store is a fair bit away so we will need to make a day of it and I am supposed to go in with them and tell them a list of stuff I like and then leave them to it so its a surprise.
I totally goofed on my schedule this week, and as a result have been up til 5 am every night since Tuesday, and back up at 8:30. I so need a receptionist!
I'm probably going to need some sort of addiction therapy after all the caffeine I have consumed!
At least everything is almost done and will be ready to deliver tomorrow morning, then back home for a 24 hour 'nap' :)
The weight loss cake is hilarious, I would totally reward myself with cake if I lost weight, lol.
Milkmonkey I love that the kids want to buy you their own present. When my kids were little we did mothers and fathers day presents but with a very low cash amount on them, so if they didn't make it they had to put their thinking caps on. One year they bought me 2 reels of cotton as I loved sewing for them. This meant far more to me than the expensive presents friends got because it really was from the kids and not from my husband.
Milkmonkey...how cute of your sons! Our Mother's Day in America isn't until May but I'm going to Sicily on vacation with my mom so that's my gift. Mom pays for the big stuff but I still need the money for the little stuff so I told them that breakfast and homemade cards would be lovely. I love the way you have decided to do it...point out the things you'd like and then leave the store so they can shop. Like "training wheels" for when they do it on their own in a few years. Around here for Christmas we make "wish lists" so that everyone knows what we would like and post them on the fridge. Then when we go shopping we each have in mind what we want to get the others from the list.
Happy Early Mother's Day!