Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lots to talk about

Ok girls, here it 2nd and final fondant cake:

This one almost seriously caused me to weep. And not tears of joy, mind you. The whole process takes for-stinkin-ever only to have to massacre it less than 24 hours later. THAT hurt.
Let me back up for you a little though. If you will remember, the whole thing that started my fondant frenzy was because I wanted to make a nice cake for my precious little girl's 7th birthday. Well, that was on Friday and we have had a crazy-but-fun weekend since then.
We went to IHOP (Julianna's choice) for lunch and then on to the zoo where it was decorated for "Boo at the Zoo". Incidentally, if you followed me here from HSB, you may remember our last Boo at the Zoo ordeal, and the reason we don't EVER go to this. However, any Crew member gets free reign on their birthday's to decide what they want to do. We had no clue it would coincide. I snapped a few pictures: (Check out my jokester on the right).

He was certainly full of himself:

After the zoo we came home to get to work on the cake. Here is the birthday girl helping me to mix it all up:

And here she is watching her Momma revisit her childhood by fixing Barbie hair:

After she went on to bed, I started the fondant fiasco with some help from a very sympathetic Jacob every time it tore. We finally finished around midnight, and boy, were we glad.
The next morning I took Julianna to the live theatre to see Rumpelstiltskin...and when it was over she strolled through the courtyard just smellin' the flowers...cuz that's just so her. Thank God for this little girl.

We ended the day with her party where she was completely surprised when her bestest friend was chauffeured all the way up from her home in South Alabama to her birthday party:

All in all, even with the cake, we had a wonderful weekend, but boy, am I going to sleep well tonight.
Happy 7th birthday my sweet Julianna...


javamamma said...

Your daughter will surely remember your hard work to bless her on her 7th birthday. The cake looks amazing! I know where you're coming from though with creations that reduce you to tears. Glad your daughter had a great birthday and I'm glad it's over...for your sake!

nsremom said...

What a total blessing. I know that if my man had made me a cool cake like that...I'd still remember to this day! and I'm feeling old as dirt lately. :)

I'm going to post my very, very mediocre fondant cake next week. Your cake makes mine look stupid.

Halfmoon Girl said...

That cake looks fabulous- give yourself a big ol' pat on the back! Sounds like your daughter had a lovely birthday weekend!

Drewe Llyn said...

Gorgeous cake! Well, the cake may be gone, but the memory and the picture will last a long time. I hope you have a great day!

Heidi said...

You did a great job on the cake! Sounds like it was a stressful experience, though.
Juliana is a lucky little girl to have such a great mom!

Caroline said...

Seriously people...if you haven't read the BooZoo post please click on the link. I STILL think about it and laugh when I hear the words BOO ZOO!

Gayle, the cake is gorgeous! I know she felt extra special this weekend.

Cindy said...

What a labor of love, Gayle! You're a good momma! :) Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl.

ConservaChick said...

What a beautiful girl! And the cake.... wow. My girls and I plan to take a cake decorating class for homeschool home ec. I'll post pictures when we do (although I'm sure they will not compare to your beautiful cakes.) ( ; ~Karlie

Gayle said...

That is just amazing and a surefire answer to whether I should ever tackle a fondant cake! (Big resounding NO!) And I love barbie's southern girl debutante 'do. Your daughter is a doll.

Kathy in WA said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks fantastic! You did an amazing job. I've never been brave enough to tackle one of those fancy cakes. Good for you.

The entire day sounds delightful.

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Angela said...

How FUN! The cake looks beautiful!! You're making me sooo homesick! I would love to at least TRY fondant.

Happy Birthday to sweet JuJu.


Gayle said...

I meant to tell you that the fondant that I used was the pre-packaged stuff (Wilton-white) and while I added a little vanilla flavoring, it’s still not the tastiest stuff on the planet. I’m sure that there is a good recipe out there, though. However, I think the texture is a hard one to get by. My kids just peel it off.

Melkhi said...

That cake is beautiful! Good Job! What a pleasant memory for your lovely daughter.

Amber said...

You did a FABULOUS job!!! I did a doll once, but it was a mini, I stuck it on top of a round cake...I won't make one again though, the fondant icing tasted AWFUL!!! NON of us liked it and I was happy, bcz it was a PAIN IN THE NECK!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

God Bless,