Saturday, June 07, 2008

Perfection Achieved

Not me, just today. Ya know the saying, "Hard work is its own reward", that is so true. I honestly expected today to suck monumentally, but I was happily surprised by it's brilliance. Let me drone on far to long and in far too much detail about it now. (Feel free to grab an alcoholic beverage or three to enhance this experience, go on, I'll wait.)

First it started far to early for it to be respectable and involved waking my offspring so I could drop them off at a neighbors house at an unholy hour so I could walk to work early. At end of work yesterday I had 21 cakes waiting for me, 25 when I arrived and probably 28 - 30 were actually done today. (That works out to be about $615 in cakes if all were cheap cakes but more like $985 - $1100 in reality.)

My initial plan was to photograph all cakes that I decorated today, but that quickly became a ridiculous idea as I focused on getting the cakes done quickly and working on the two wedding cakes (one was actually a QuinceaƱera cake, but I'll continue to refer to it as a wedding cake just to save myself from having to type that again) between orders.

Luckily I had help. Sarge's mini Jack decided to tag along today. Here he is inspecting the icing of a top layer for a wedding cake.
And later here he is being far to critical of my decoration. I had about all I could take of him as he wasn't being all that helpful, just critical and kept eating the icing. I told him I had some $$ in camera bag as well as an airline bottle of rum, then didn't see him the rest of the day. I didn't really have $$ or booze, I think he was just pissed at me after that.
The rest of the day went by in an amazing sugary blur. The store director provided lunch for everyone, he grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. When I had a moment I took 20 to go swallow one whole then got back to the business of CAKE.
I loved this cake. A movie themed party for graduation. My second to last cake, it's a wonder I was able to even write my shoulders and arms ache so much.
The last cake. Just turned out great.
This has to be my favorite wedding cake I've done lately. I love the simplicity of it.
I absolutely love how this turned out. I fretted quite a bit over this wedding cake. It turned out to be so easy. I enjoy the simplicity of the design and the rich color.

Upon dragging myself home 11 hours later, I went to fetch the offspring from the neighbor. She is far to kind, despite having been saddled with The Tiny Terrorists for 11 freaking hours she declined payment - luckily I brought her brownies which I knew she would not refuse if for no other reason than for the sake of her 4 wee progeny. She is also probably insane as she took my progeny and her progeny swimming. 6 kids ages 9 years - 4 months, she took them ALL to the pool by herself.

I brought The Tiny Terrorists home and they promptly ate the hot dogs and hamburgers I brought home for them. The television was on, tuned to something on TLC, Super Girl watching in the living room with me and Cabbage Patch in my room as I read the news online. About 7:30 pm I noticed it was rather quite around here except for the television and realized that both of the Tiny Terrorists were fast asleep.
My head almost exploded from the sheer adorableness of them. Super Girl sprawled across the sofa with the cat and Cabbage Patch snuggled under my covers still clutching her favorite Pokemon, Piplup. Sleeping children are intoxicating. I wanted to breath in their fumes and press them both in a book like flowers. I know tomorrow they'll be back to their normal selves, rolling their eyes when I tell them to stop something, picking on each other and just in general being KIDS, but tonight they were angelic. They finally roused a bit when it was nearly 9 pm. I sent them to bed a quarter after 9 pm as they were still drowsy.

And now, I think I'll follow suite. Good night good reader.

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