As you can guess from the title, the theme of the actual birthday party my little girl had was Dora the Explorer. As I mentioned in the previous post, I had an accident and my hand and arm were sore for quite a while. Unfortunately participating in the cake challenge with the wedding cake didn't help at all , so I was really worried if I am going to be able to make my girl a cake at all. That was the reason why you are getting less " cake news" from me this month compared to last year, when I had to make 4 cakes in a month. Well, my beloved husband had to blow the candle on a ice cream box, and perhaps the same fate awaits me next week :-) I just want to give my hand a rest as much as possible, but leaving my little girl with no cake was not an option.
I am glad, that I had the strength to actually finish it and even my hand wasn't that bad, surprisingly! You can see more pictures of the finished product here.
One important thing I had learned from this cake is that I can't make a fondant figure following step-by-step instruction by other person. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, but looking at a picture and making my own figure works way better for me. Having in mind that, you can tell I looked at other website how to make Dora and Boots, and in my opinion I could have done a lot better if I didn't. For the other figures I looked at pictures of the actual characters and I think I did better job.
Well, considering that I almost couldn't make the cake, I think is perfect :-) At least the little girl's eyes were sparkling that day! :-)
I apologise for the bad pictures, but to be honest I have other worries at the moment and I didn't feel up to " staging up" the cake or process the pictures for that matter.
They are more " just for the record" and not the "magazine type" but if everything is OK, I think I'll have something else to show you sooner than you think! :-)
The next cake challenge starts 1st of October and on 1st of November we are going to show the cakes, the theme is " Nontraditional story characters".
I am sure you all are eager to see what all the amazing cake ladies are going to do, so am I! Have some patience, I'll keep you posted!
Thanks to everybody who wrote me for support and the ones who had me and my family in they prayers, I really need that at the moment!
See you all soon!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I don't have a cake or recipe now ( hey we've got all winter for that ;-) ), but next week is my daughter's birthday, so I'll have one " Dora the Explorer" cake coming right up!
The bad news is that since I had the stupid accident my arm has been giving me some trouble and my doctor thinks it can be a Carpal Tunnel or something. Now I am wearing this horrible thing on my arm that I can barely move it with, so wish me luck, because this is going to be a difficult cake to manage with one arm. At times like this I wish I was left handed!
Well, what can you do, I just hope that after the cake I am not back to square one with the recovery process.
In the mean time I want to show you something I did for a very close friend of mine.
She just graduated with her Masters degree ( Congratulations, Kelly!!!) and I made her something special:
And for her graduation party I made myself a hat ( me, the person that NEVER wears a hat):
I must admit I really enjoyed making the hat and I really think this is going to be something I'll do again!
I just need occasions to wear them ( or at least something to tell my husband when he looks at the credit card statements ;-) ). I hope somebody gets married soon! LoL
See you guys next week, I hope I have more stuff for you! :-)