Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Details

Spring Break started this week for us. We are off until March 29th. All we have seen thus far is rain, rain and more rain. It feels like Christmas Break, not Spring Break. However, my tulip says otherwise.

I finally figured out fondant! One of my 29 Things for my 29th Year was to figure out fondant. Well, check! It was actually much less intimidating that I thought it would be.

Paizlee's Foofa birthday cake was made out of fondant. Foofa ended up being a little, well, overweight. She actually sank down into the cake after a few hours. Ahem. I had a little, um, incident with the formation of Foofa, so I had to make her out of solid fondant. Heavy is an understatement. She just got heavier and heavier... but I learned a lot about fondant and when I tackle Maddux's Phineas & Ferb cake, I will know a little bit more.

This little girl would not have cared if Foofa weighed 800 pounds and fell through the kitchen table. She was absolutely enamored by her cake. So much so that we weren't allowed to eat it.

It's a good thing that I made cupcakes. We ate cupcakes while Foofa sank slowly into the cake.

This is the mug that I painted on my birthday. My bestie, Becs, took me to the Painted Clay Studio (after Starbucks, haircuts, antique shopping and lunch!!) and we painted these perfectly ginormous mugs. Earl Grey, Chai Lattes, Chamomile and hot chocolate all taste better in this mug. A little love goes a long way in a polka-dotted mug.

My basil and cilantro are dreaming of warm summer sun. It won't be long before I will be up to my eyeballs in pesto. Sigh. A girl can dream.

What have you been up to this March?


Michelle said...

You are one creative gal!!! You never cease to amaze me with all of your creativity!! Very cool cake, my dear!! You HAVE to share Maddux's when you make his!! I am dying to see it! We are on spring break too.. hope the weather improves!!

LeeAnn said...

Love, Love, Love your energy and outlook on life-never ceasing to back down or give up or try something(s) new (all in one day)! LOL!!! Need you at my house!

Heather Landry said...

I think the cake looks fabulous! What's important is that Paizlee loved it. I love your polka dotted mug too! Great post Estee!