What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Don't Laugh...



Since we *still* have no stove, this is the very first time in my history of wifehood and Mamahood that I have ever allowed the contemptable storebought cake into our midst. The children didn't even know you could buy cakes.

Okay.

The part about a storebought cake being contemptible is a bit of an overstatement.

And while I'm at it, I admit, my kids DO know that cakes can be bought in stores...because they admire them every time they head to the bakery for a free cookie.

But still. Never have I bought a storebought cake, never did I PLAN on buying one. Instead, our tradition has always been to have a cake made and decorated to order by the birthday girl/boy.

Lightening didn't strike me dead when I handed bills over in exchange for a rectangle of pure, spongey sugar flour. Nor does my child think any less of me. But that could be because I still decorated it to her specifications which went something like this:

"I would like a sleeping princess. On top of a bed. In a pink dress with ruffles on it and pink slippers. She has to have long blonde hair and wear a gold crown. And you have to go up lots of stairs to get to her." Kind of a mix between sleeping beauty and the Princess and the Pea, thought I. Easy enough. EXCEPT- I had to do it with NO ingredients in the cupboards (all that jazz is still packed away...)

It is much harder than I thought, decorating an already decorated cake with no decoration supplies. I got some rice krispy treats, some gel and some pink edible spraypaint (I couldn't believe they made the stuff!) and set to work. A few cookies from the pantry and some pink marshmellows helped out too.

This is by far the most pathetic looking cake I have ever decorated.

Honestly, with the candles-she looks like a corpse.

But it made Corynn happy, thankfully.

I have always liked how she is happy with whatever you can give. She never asks for more.





This is where she said "The whole cake is just so pretty- I just can't decide what piece to cut!"

Man, I love this girl. Even if she is blind.
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3 comments:

Grandma Bibby said...

I think it is adorable. Jean made chocolate butterflies to put on my cake. The were delicious. Free hand no less!!

abigail said...

You need to stop being so self-deprecating. RIGHT NOW!!!

This cake is totally impressive. I wouldn't have had the first idea about how to make a cake to her specifications without frosting, and you did a bang-up job. Seriously.

And don't call me blind!

abigail said...

(Farsighted, yes. Blind, no.)