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27 August 2014 @ 06:48 pm
Cakeage and more  
So, my son was going to postpone his birthday 'party' because his best friend had recently had mouth surgery, and thought he wouldn't be able to eat anything. Mid-afternoon on Saturday, I got the news that his friend could make it! Which meant that I needed to make the freakin' cake after all. o_O The Eye of Sauron idea was definitely out, thanks to the rush, and my son abandoned Zoidberg in favor of the Planet Express ship:

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Not _too_ bad, I think. Not my best, but good enough. It was also delicious! Can I tell you how much I love candy vendors who make things like colored candy strings and such? Straight lines are really hard to do with frosting (and fondant is of the Devil, in terms of how it tastes).

I was very glad I'd finished the first draft of my LJ Idol story on Friday night. I just did revisions after that, and honestly—all of Sunday was spent decorating that cake and going for a bike ride. Geez.

Oh, AND! I also watched the Simpsons' Marathon on and off all weekend (and tried to tape whatever would fit on the machine). SO many of my favorite lines went by, and I'm hoping for still more. Plus, possibly some previously unseen appearances by Groundskeeper Willie and the Channel Ocho bee-man.

Back to reading Idol stories. Hope all of you did a little more recreating on your weekend than I did!

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ecosopherecosopher on August 28th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
Good news, everyone: CAKE!!

Glad you got out for a bike ride :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Flailhalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
Hee! Though the "Why not Zoidber?" wound up with the usual results. I.e., "not." ;)
cindy: pink mixmaster (by missgreytea)tsuki_no_bara on August 28th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
but what kind of cake was the cake? it definitely looks planet express-y.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
Chocolate with vanilla frosting! There is no point in non-chocolate cake, in my book. Unless it's carrot cake. But only sometimes. ;)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on August 28th, 2014 09:25 am (UTC)
CAKE. It's important.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
It's really one of the best parts of any birthday! \o/
Maz (or foxxy!): Sweet Boytuesdaeschild on August 28th, 2014 10:50 am (UTC)
The cake looks great, in spite of the rush. I hope the birthday party went well and his friend was able to eat cake! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
His friend was able to eat pizza and chips, which were much more challenging than cake!

People aren't kidding when they say that the mouth heals quickly. That kid had 7 teeth removed (though three were extras, some stacked on top of each other under the gum). :O
Maz (or foxxy!): Nutty love!tuesdaeschild on August 29th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
Gawd! That's really fast healing; faster than most! Sounds like he had a nasty case of impacted teeth though. Ow!

Danmuchtooarrogant on August 28th, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
Glad the cake was delicious! :) You're absolutely right, Fondant is "of the Devil!" Lizbeth was o
Glad your cake was delicious! :)

You're absolutely right, Fondant is EVIL! Lizbeth was on a kick for a while of ordering birthday cakes for the girls from a lady whose work she loved. Visually the cakes were amazing, but that Fondant shit... Gross!

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Glad the cake was delicious! :) You're absolutely right, Fondant is "of the Devil!" Lizbeth w
My sister's wedding cake was beautiful, but entirely fondant, and the 'frosting' part (the most important part, in my book!) tasted just awful.

The cake ultimately has to taste good, or what's the point? This is also how I feel about people who use crushed graham crackers for "sand" on cakes. The sand is edible and looks authentic, but does not necessarily improve the cake!
Danmuchtooarrogant on August 28th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
Agree on the sand. Sand is icky, even at the best of times. *grin*

Also, sorry for replying in the subject above. Obviously, I haven't quite figured out my new tablet's Internet quirks just yet.

Dan