Hey… I’m back again with a post about what I’ve been doing and this time around… it’s Sick Kids, Cookies, & Bunny Cakes.
The weekend after my insane Valentine’s weekend, I had no cake orders. Once again, this was a good thing. I still have a busy weekend here and there, but I’ve yet to regret my decision to step back and take fewer orders. My elbows and shoulders have finally started to not hurt daily and I’ve been able to rest and enjoy more time with my family.
But anyway… less cakes doesn’t mean no cakes, so let me tell you about what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks.
I’ll start with the sick kids. The past couple of weeks have been rough. I don’t remember exactly when, but a terrible cold bug hit my kids and started rolling through them one at a time. And when you have 6 kids… sickness like that feels like it lasts forever.
Only one of them ended up sick enough that we had to make a trip to the doctor. The rest had a couple of bad days, then started to recover on their own. Around the time that they all started to really feel better – I got sick (I mentioned that here)….
Gaaah… it was rough. For two days I felt like I had been hit by a truck and I even started running fever which I haven’t done in ages. Anyway, thank goodness I’m finally on the mend and hoping to be completely recovered soon. The sinus issues always seem to hang around longer than anything else.
Okay… so that was my first week & a half. Oh and our dishwasher quit somewhere in the middle of all that. We immediately implemented a very strict dishwashing schedule because dishes get out of hand in a blink with 8 of us in the house and 6 of us here almost 24/7. Thank goodness, we’ve mostly been able to stay on top them. Now if the new dishwasher would just hurry up and get here!!
Okay… so finally – let’s talk cake! And cookies 😉
I had two orders this weekend… the first one I tackled were these cookies:
Considering I didn’t have a real solid plan with these, I was happy with how they came out! And my customer was too… here’s what she said:
They sure were a hit! And tasted delicious!!!!
Gotta love feedback like that!!
Okay, and then my other order was for two Bunny themed cakes. I absolutely love this theme and it’s just sweet and perfect for a first birthday that falls in the Spring and around Easter.
The smaller cake was almost identical to the Bunny Cake I made last year here… and the bigger cake was a new design for me. The original design was featured over on Kara’s Party Ideas and done by Cake Expressions by Lisa.
Aren’t those precious? OH and big news for me… they were almost all cream cheese buttercream. Except for the plaque, bow, and tiny rosebuds (they were homemade marshmallow fondant), the bunny (it was modeling chocolate) and the “1” (it was gum paste)… these were all buttercream. Whoopeee!!
Okay, so that’s all I’ve got for ya! Earlier today my computer was infected with some kind of adware/malware and I’m wrapping this up so I can back up a few things and get ready to deliver it to my computer guy tomorrow.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!