Thursday, June 23, 2011
Can you tell what I'm doing?
Can you tell what I'm doing from this photo? Well, too many things at once(cleaning, cooking, sorting through Elisabeth's school papers) but more specifically I'm working on Elisabeth's birthday cake. My kitchen always looks like a tornado just came through when I'm working on a cake. It's challenging trying to make and color frosting, bake cakes, cut and stack cakes, decorate etc, all the while trying to keep other parts of the house clean, children fed and on top of their school work.
Elisabeth originally decided on donuts for her birthday instead of cake, which my first thought was, 'less work for me!', but then I also thought that was odd because she loves cake, and I decorate fancy cakes. Anyway, I asked her a couple of weeks ago if that's still what she wanted and I told her that I didn't mind making her a birthday cake and in fact I'd be happy too. That's when she said, "But mom, it's so much work for you and it takes up so much of your time." I thought that was really sweet. Until the next day when she got really specific about the little details concerning her cake. I mean really specific. Like not only did she want a butterfly and rainbow cake, but she wanted the butterfly to be under the standing up 3-d rainbow and she wanted other smaller butterflies and she wants a rainbow border around the cakes. Sheesh! I guess part of that comes from having a cake decorating mom. :)