Hi, Everyone! Sorry I have been away so long. I had to go in to work on Saturday because someone called in sick. I got to decorate my first wedding cake. It wasn't perfect, but it did look nice.
I did decorate a cake last night that I am really proud of. It was a chocolate cake and I put chocolate icing on it, then decorated it with chocolate stems and leaves. I used leaves for a border around the top instead of the traditional borders. It was quite elegant.
I also did a free hand flag that I like, too. I didn't try to make it look exactly like a flag, just close enough that when you looked at it, you got the message. I took a cake with white icing, sprayed a corner blue then piped a few white stars. Then I sprayed the rest red, but not a solid red. It was more or less abstract stripes, then because the over spray didn't leave very much white, I took a bag of white icing with a small tip and added white lines in a free hand angled way. It was easier to do than it is to describe!
When I stepped out the door this morning, the sun was shining on this geranium and my hubby's boots.
I have been trying all summer to take a perfect picture of these pink petunias. I think this one is the best yet, and here it is the first week of November! I put the planter up on the porch so it wouldn't freeze.
I'm trying to come up with a good idea for a winter wedding cake? Any suggestions? We always have a wedding cake display, and they have ask me to come up with a new idea for this winter. The one we have now is chocolate with fall leaves. I would like to do pale blue with silver snow flakes, but we can't do silver, and snowflakes are really hard to make.
This is the best color we have around our house. I know what the name of the bush is, but I don't know how to spell it! Look how green the grass still is. It has clouded over already, so I'm not sure if I will get any more pictures or not. I have some interesting seed pods that I'm trying to shot, but it is hard to get the right angle.
I need to do laundry and such. I have to work for three days straight beginning tomorrow. I do get two days off in a row next week, including Sunday. That hasn't happened since the first weekend of September! Need to do some quilting today, too, and upload some more pictures to iStock.