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Friday, April 23, 2010

Cake Walk?

Tomorrow is Mac's un-surprise party and tonight I must get started on the preliminary preparations. What that entails is me baking cakes for the Mad Hatter Topsy- Turvy cake. Well, more specifically that means me making 7 cakes. Yes, you read that right, SEVEN cakes!

I'm going to make all the cakes tonight and put them in the freezer and refrigerator to chill. Tomorrow, around noon, XRay- Girl is coming over to help with the assembly. She makes cakes for people's parties and the like, and she a master cake decorator so she's going to be a pivotal part of the assembly and icing process.

We met earlier this week and "reviewed" our game plan- we printed the directions, read through them and discussed what they meant, found a bunch of pictures of the cake style, and we even watched a "how to" video of how to do this. We are ready. It was a good thing we did the prep meeting because, otherwise, we would've made all the cakes on Saturday before the decorating and the directions recommend freezing and/or chilling ahead of time so the 'sculpting' will be easier. Yeah- sculpting. I, who got an F in playdoh, am making a cake that involves what is called 'sculpting'... this is gonna be.... interesting, shall we say?

I'm making all round cakes in the following sizes: one 10 inch, two 9 inches, two 8 inches, one 6 inch, and one 3 inch. That's a lot of cake.

So tonight my job is to prepare cakes. We have lemon, vanilla and yellow. No chocolate because Mac doesn't like chocolate cake and because, according to X Ray Girl, you get one chocolate crumb in the white buttercreme icing and we'd be fucked (those were her words, not mine!).

I am promising pictures......... I'll post pictures whether it's a disaster or a success. And if it looks to be a disaster, we're breaking out the wine- couldn't hurt and might help!

Cake makin' maven,
Maggie Mae

13 comments:

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Wow you know how throw a party! I can't wait to see that cake. Good luck with it and have an awesome un-surprise party!

Jimmie Earl said...

What time should Curley and I show up to point and laugh at you and XRay Girl? HA! Boy the house smells good tonight!
JE

Bragger said...

What a project! Even if it's a disaster, it'll involve cake. It can't be too disastrous!

Cheryl said...

Ooo, that un-birthday cake sounds good!!!!

Maggie said...

anna- we are so hoping the cake works out right and doesn't slide apart after it's iced!

JE- oh around 1pm and NEVER!

Bragger- see I feel the same way- there's cake- how could that ever be a bad thing?

Wiley said...

I am hanging out to see the cakes! This sounds hilarious. Um, I mean awesome. Yep.

BTW, I gifted you the Honest Scrap Award on my blog :)

TaDa said...

i can't wait to see... and the choc crumb is right

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my goodness I love all of your pinkness! Super cute piggy! Please stop by and see me! I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for April,
http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
Olivia

NicNacManiac said...

Love that you have a sleep mask and nevermind that it is pink!!
Have a fun time at the party and I hope the cake was a success, but you know, even a cake that is a failure is still a cake and that is never a bad thing!
Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Mari said...

HELLO,
WOW HOW CUTE IS YOUR PIGGY BANK, THAT IS A MUST HAVE...LOL REALLY I WANT ONE!!! THANKS FOR SROPPING BY MY BLOG AND FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT!!! HAPPY PINY PINK SATURDAY :)

stefanie said...

super cute pinks!!!

Maggie said...

Wiley- hilarious is accurate! And an award? for ME?? thank YOU!

TaDa- stay tuned!

Olivia- will do and thank you for stopping!

NicNac- the best cake is... CAKE! And i love my sleep mask- i have a variety but this is fav right now.

Mari- thank you too for coming over and commenting- i do love that dress you featured! wow!

and you can find a piggy bank like mine at your local Hobby Lobby!

stefanie- thanks!

Patricia said...

What a grand post - I love your idea of things that make one happy on Pink Saturday. Thanks for your visit to my blog and have a most wonderful new week.