I've been putting up quotes that inspired me and hoped would in inspire the rest of the family. Stuff like this ...
and this ...
But this is the one that caused a little consternation with some members of the family.
Apparently Luke thought I'd put this one up just for him. But Iven was sure I'd pointed it squarely at him. All I can say is that it's nice to know that they're aware of their own shortcomings and it's nice to know that I can inspire and guilt people with a little piece of chalk. Ahh the power of words.
I took Friday off work again. It's awesome having your own business sometimes. But having the day off didn't mean that I did nothing. It just meant that I did nothing that could earn me money. I spent hours working on the biggest, most impractical cake that I've ever made just to see if I could do it.
Layer cakes are all the rage at the moment and I just happened to have 5 cake tins that were all the same size. And I had a box of AmeriColor Gel Paste food colours. And I was feeling a little nostalgic for the fluoro 80s.
My cake stack did have a little list but nothing bad enough to cause structural failure
It was a great opportunity to practice rose swirls
The finished product. Can you tell that I love colour??
It was just a plain vanilla cake and this did disappoint some members (Josh) of the household. BUT his comments have inspired me to make another layer cake. I'm thinking just three layers - chocolate, caramel and coffee layered with white chocolate ganache and iced with the double swirl choc/white choc cream cheese frosting. Unfortunately I won't be able to make this one until the other's gone. Can I wait that long??