Three ladies left the Workaholic's workplace this week and I saw that as a brilliant chance to have a go at a handbag and suitcase cake.
We have a lot going on at the moment. We had my parents staying, with mum recovering from a illness, the Workaholic in Darwin, our house going on the market and the usual life stuff. I didn't spend as much time or take as much care as I would have liked on these cakes, so I am looking forward to doing them again one day.
I did have a lot of fun though! I looooove making cakes. I know I am getting better at this cake biz as nothing is daunting and I just get in and have a go. As one of the Planet Cake teachers, Fran says "it's just icing, have a go. If it doesn't work, throw it out, start again!". I have also just realised that the handbag and suitcase is one of the steps in the Planet cake course program which I haven't done yet. I think I might have to apply for an exemption!
Here are some pics. The diamond pattern is actually fake stitching using a tracing wheel seamstresses use. It looked amazing and I need to take a close up next time.
I had to laugh, while I was doing the cakes, I was also trying to finish up the final touches on our house for the inspections and real estate photos, so I got to the zipper on the handbag and stopped short of putting on the bit that pulls the zipper up and down. I thought it looked okay without it and I was pushed for time. But not the kids! They are becoming my biggest critics now. At six and three, they demanded that I finish the zipper! Even when I am making cupcakes and give them the "rejects" that are slightly imperfect, they say "Ohhhhhhhhh, muuuuum whhhhhhy dooooo I haaave to havvve the baaaaad one???". Sheeesh. I am creating monsters!
Anyway, the ladies loved their cakes, the crew that work for the Workaholic are busy planning his farewell cake. They think it would be a good idea if they had a competition and the person who comes up with the most creative cake idea wins. Then I have to create that cake as the farewell cake. Mmmmmm, making my own farewell/leaving town cake? What's wrong with this picture? My sister in law thinks I have been cheated. She says if this was the movies the townsfolk would make a cupcake each with a design on it representing what we mean to them. LOL! I think there is a bit too much Days of our Lives/Sex in the City in the Carlton/Breen household. ;-)
Until next time..........