Tuesday July 25th –
I had been hired to make a unicorn cake for a birthday and that morning was my time to finish creating it, as I had the cake and icing all ready.
Things started going from sort of bad, to worse and then just plain awful real quick 😜
The cakes sides had crumbled a little more than I’d hoped for an easy icing process and the no name brand of icing, though it tasted fine, went on fairly sticky and began dripping off the sides.
I figured the fondant would fix that issue and then it would continue on simply from that point… but no.
The fondant was a different brand from last time too and though it rolled out decently, as soon as it hit the icing, the two immediately bonded in a gooey, sticky mess.
Creating awful folds and wrinkles, unable to be moved or flattened in any way and the animal cake it would have created would have been more likened to an aged elephant than a majestic unicorn 😬😝
I texted the recipient, asking if an iced cake would do instead of fondant and that was accepted.
So another cake was baked and set aside to cool and decorate the next morning, as my next days work had been perfectly canceled 👌🏻
I was just hoping I’d have enough of the white, homemade icing left over to cover the cake and decorate the unicorns mane without having to make more 😬
That mess was all cleaned up and tools set aside and I got ready to go to the city with Mom to pick up the sister and her wee ones.
Before that though, I dropped off my largest order of cement pieces yet.
So, if you are looking for my pieces, you can now find them for sale at TR Petroleum in Hague! 😁
It’s a small, local gas station that has a selection of local products.
Jewellery, purses, clothing and now, cement decor pieces 😉💕
Let me know if you check them out! 😄
On to Costco we went, needing provisions for the extra humans soon with us and then to the airport to sit and wait for said dears 😏✈️👩👧👧
Home was arrived at late that evening, all of us tuckered out from the day, whether it was from failed baking or much flying 😜
Wednesday July 26th –
A fresh new day and a fresh cake to try decorating 😬
All my fingers were crossed in hopes that it would turn out and luckily and happily for all involved, it did 🎂👌🏻
Mom helped get the sides iced all clean and smooth ( I can’t learn it all at once 😉) and then I set to work, piping out little swirls and flourishes, all topped off with sprinkles and mini marshmallows 💕☺️
Lunch was a some lightly topped flatbread, which then got BBQ’d.
Sesame oil, cherry tomatoes, basil, feta, bacon bits, lime, salt and pepper were all tossed upon the breads and then topped with fresh picked pansies from the niece after they were grilled 😉🌿🍅🥓🧀
They were pretty good, a little too toasted… but I made no claims to being a grill master 😜
The other sister came over so the kids could play, baby be seen and her too of course 😉
They stayed for the remainder of the day, having an ultra delicious supper of cabbage rolls and farmers sausage with us.
Followed by coffee and the cake which had been utterly destroyed in the looks department😜
The mom and sis wanted to go for a walk but Al and I did not, so we went to our place in MacDowall with Uncle Mike.
I hauled scraps while the niece battled the mosquitos and picked some of our raspberries.
Which were abundant…the bugs and the berries 😜