"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tightly closed in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to BLOOM…This is the Element of Freedom"

-Alicia Keys

08 June 2010

Update: My Not-So-Martha Martha Stewart moment

I was unable to upload pictures from my camera last night, but I was able to do it once I got to work this morning (shhh!)

So without further ado, I give to you in all of its glory....

The Cake:
{Made with love and frosted in a 100 degree kitchen}

This cake was meant to be. It will serve as a reminder to laugh when something doesn't quite turn out the way that you had thought. It is now forever a memory that will always make me smile & it is a lesson that taught me something. I learned to be confident in a situation that once would have left me feeling a little stupid. I learned to let it go and move on to the next thing even with a party taking place. It made me feel good to laugh and let it go.

The best part? I took Reese into our kitchen, opened the fridge and showed her the cake. She & I looked at each other and we both started laughing. I told her that I needed my baking assistant to help me next time! She said, "it's okay Momma. I like the lavender frosting!"

She just made my day.

Here is a picture of Reese on her birthday, eating at her favorite place, Noodles & Company. She always gets the Mac & Cheese. I'm still a bit hesitant about putting her picture on the Internet, which explains the side profile picture. She looks like she is sad, but she isn't.

{My Little Ray of Sunshine is Six Years Old}
I must say that I am enjoying the NaBloPoMo challenge. It is really fun to think about what I will write about next!

P.S. I have to confess that I actually bought FOOD COLORING to tint the frosting. I have a natural food coloring, but it was not turning out the way that I wanted. I guess if I had known what was in store, I wouldn't have worried about the color so much...


  1. Love it! Landon freaked out over the birthday cake he made for me last April. However it was the tastiest EVA, even if it looked a little tossed.

    I love that you're doing NaBlPoMo...

  2. Ha ha ha! Wonderful, way better than any picture perfect cake, waaay better.
    PS I worried a ton about whether or not to put my little one's photos on the i-net too. I decided that I let strangers look at her in the mall...so I could let strangers look at her on the i-net. It is a very personal decision though!

  3. Ok, so it looks a little...awkward - I'll bet it tasted DELICIOUS!

  4. I helped a friend make a wedding cake, learned at the wedding not to use the little sucker sticks as dowls, LOL, you need them to be wooden, fortunatly we had a back up cake, made for the reception,LOL, we did put the cake in the freezer before frosting and if you notice, on cake shows they refriderate before frosting, it sets the cake so you don't have the frosting pulling the cake apart.


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