Confused? So am I! A full day stands before me with cakes, frostings, fillings, decorating, clean ups and all around creativeness at my side. I am armed and ready for action as the cakes are baked and in the freezer (easier to handle to frozen), gumpaste pieces are standing and drying and ammo is stacked on the counters, island and table.
Yeah it’s a mess in here. Try as I may, I can’t seem to help but make messes. It’s granddaughter #1’s birthday weekend and she chose a Winter Hobbitland cake like I made for her cousin. Except she didn’t want snow. “Green grass and stuff” was the order!! I don’t blame her. I’m ready for some green too. Sadly, most of the green I see around my yards right now are weeks. They are surly growing 6″ per day. And I don’t have time and/or don’t want to spray them. Next week.
But in the meantime…my kitchen is trashed. And will stay trashed until Sunday in likelihood. Once I get the cake done, food for Sunday lunch is in next in line…Governor’s Salad, new potatoes and green beans and maybe a Millionaire Pie if I find some extra minutes. This is the new version…well not so new as a friend gave this recipe to me 20 years ago. The old version used raw eggs and made an unbelieveably WONDERFUL pie BUT…the raw part gagged me every time. I was ecstatic when the new version hit the presses.
When I see light at the end of the tunnel, I’ll holler real loud. Then y’all can come over and help get rid of the cake scraps!
Oh…Gumpaste Thorin is now repaired and almost good as new. You don’t want to look real close though. He has a new wig which the jury is still out on. I fiddled with it yesterday until he was screaming and my brain was shouting “ENOUGH already!” Don’t have the Gumpaste Orcrist made yet though. What good is a Dwarf King without the Orcrist, I ask you? Especially with cute little bunnies sitting at your feet.