Friday, July 23, 2010

I think I've Gone Crazy.

At least that's what I keep telling myself. I have been busy all summer. At times it's chaotic, but mostly it's the right amount of chaos.  And now I've added more to my pallet. I am very much into going with gut instinct and have honed that instinct well enough that it rarely leads me astray. And that instinct said I needed to be doing this, too. So, I now have the following on my pallet:


  • Keep up this blog, write more frequently with a more in-depth look. And include PICTURES.
  • Follow my dreams and start a fun at-home craft business. Actually make a little moolah doing it. 
  • Raise my fabulously inspired daughter (I'm her mom, I can say that) to be the woman she can be.
  • Embrace life.
  • Study the 1200 page book I promised myself I'd be done with by the end of the year (I'm on page 128 and it's July).
  • Train for the marathon relay my friend signed me up for. (I don't think I can run 1/2 a mile in my current state, but I dream of running longingly. Just cant find the time to do it!)
  • Finish writing the 2 books I'm currently writing and start and complete the third one I really want to write.
  • Go back to school and study Psychology (random, I know, but it makes sense to me...)
  • Fix up my house. For now, we'll call it vintage... really, it's old, but vintage sounds better.
  • Actually finish the cakes for Threadcakes.
  • Fulfill my role in all the upcoming events I'm a part of (cakes, wedding planning, festivals). 

And now this:

  • Work for and with my friend. Become an employee instead of self-employed.  
See why I feel crazy? With all that I'm doing, or at least WANT to do, why add to it? Honestly, I'm scared. And this is nothing. It's just working with a friend! What's the big deal? 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some great tutorials

So I'm working on an awesome cake for Threadcakes, and I realize, I have NO clue how to make a hibiscus flower. Or a Gerbera daisy for that matter. And this cake requires both. SO, like most people from my generation, I turn to the internet, and come across these 2 great tutorials. 

I am going to do my hibiscus flower differently, and I'll post my own tutorial on that when I get there. And I dont have that nifty cutter for the daisy, so I'll have to improvise, but I thought they were worth sharing with you. 

Click here for instructions on how to make this Gerbera Daisy.  The tutorial is presented by Make-fabulous-cakes.com, and I'm super excited to try it out. 









And look at the AMAZING hibiscus on Dusky Rose from the UK. I'm not going to make mine the same way (I want to use as little wire as possible for Threadcakes) but I cant get over how beautiful it is. Check out the tutorial here. They also have a nifty little shop with veiners.  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Melissa

I just got done making this cake. It's 2:30 in the morning. I'm tired (go figure), but I wanted to share it. I wish I had a better camera, but for now these pictures are all taken from my good old cell phone. Well, it's not THAT old. But it's not a fancy high-tech camera, either! Everything's made from fondant except the hat. It is made from Gumpaste. 

I didn't scribble my information all over this one, so if you could please obey all copyright laws and not steal my images I'd appreciate it. (I'm asking nicely. :c) ) If you would like to use my images (like I said, they're from my cell phone so they're low quality anyway), please ask. 



Melissa
6,10" circles
bottom tier serves 39
Fondant
Gumpaste hat