Friday, January 9, 2009
My bears are getting cuter. I only have one more to do now. The one on the back left is my first practice bear. I'm not going to use him on Roses cake. The third bear is my second attempt and he looks pretty cute. I call them he's now but they will be little girl ones with a pretty pink flower on their heads, next to an ear. The second and fourth bears are the two that I made last night while I was cooking dinner and they are just too cute! It's going to be a shame to eat them. It's just like using playdough or plasticine. I've been searching the web for some more ideas like this. Elijah's birthday is next and I asked him what he wanted for his cake. He said he just wanted a cake with those edible pictures on it. How boring. He's turning 12 so I might try and make something from Futurama, maybe Bender's head. Tim's sister has some little flower cutters that I can borrow to make the flowers for the bears heads. And also imagine them holding a little white square each with a letter of Rose's name in pink. The marble sitting on the chopping board is there because I was using it to make a bigger flower stay curved but the flower stuck to the marble and broke when I tried to take it off. Tim's sister also said she had something I could use to make these flowers. If I'm going to keep making cakes like these I'm going to need my own tools soon. It's less than a week and a half until her birthday party so I'm going to have to sit down and write a list of food I need to make. Chocolate balls are a huge hit. I made a double batch for Christian's birthday and they went so fast, I think I'll make a triple batch because I'll have more people. I've been wanting to make marshmallows for a couple of weeks now so I might wait and make them for the party. We'll also be having a bbq dinner so I'll need to make salads a well and maybe a potato bake or two. I need to start back at posting our weekly menus and include the occasional recipe. I promised a friend up in Newcastle that I would put together something with all our 'frugal' recipes for her and I still haven't done that. Last week I picked up four huge marinated chickens from Aldi for just $5.50 each so we are having a lot of chicken this week. The chickens are so big that we fed 8 kids and 2 adults last night, we have 2 of my nephews staying over. We had a roast chicken last night and today I'm cooking another to make chicken pies.