Friday, February 08, 2008

Just Random

I'm at lunch right now. So busy in the bakery. I'm not in the mood to be there, it's so quiet it gives me a lot of time to think. And dwell. And think. And jump to conclusions. And dwell. And think. And beat myself up over things. Welcome to my little psychotic world! Judy World ROCKS! It's so exciting and full of cafeinated fun! And cupcakes! Except when it's very very dark... which it is now... So... it's not a good place to vacation. Whoops! Sorry, you were denied at customs! Get off my planet. Um... hi, never mind. Moving on...

I love this photo of baby Z and me. Its not a great photo... because I'm in it AND I look so stupid. Baby Z has that "For the love of all things pink and frilly, will you just take the fucking photo and get this over with?" And she had that look for a good reason.

Right when I took Baby Z so her mama SEG could take a few photos of me and the birthday girl this crazy lady walking by the table started gushing over Z. Gushing to the point of being CREEPY. I mean it's one thing to say "Oh what an adorable baby! How cute her outfit is! Such pretty skin! Have a nice day!" and walk on, but this woman went on for like 5 minutes about how adorable Baby Z is and her clothes and her skin and ON and ON and ON AND she kept touching Baby Z. Totally weird. And rude, she could see that SEG was about to take a photo. So, by the time Crazy left and SEG snapped the photo, Baby Z was DONE with it. Hence my crappy photo with Baby Z. I love the photo though, because it makes me giggle and think of this.
I'd Like My Over Easy And Ever So Slightly Contemplated

Have you ever thought about eggs? Wondered who was the the first to say "Hey I think I'll take this thing that comes out of the back end of a chicken and scramble it then eat it." Or maybe it was more like Uggh going out and finding the eggs with his faithful hunting mongrel dog who ate a few and didn't die, then bringing them home to his tribe for food. One day as Uggh was scrambling up some eggs and mammoth bacon for breakfast he sees a wild free range chicken pooping out an egg and thinks "Oh damn! They come from there?!?!? GROSS! but... they do taste good... I'm not telling Uggh Jr. about this though."

Oh... sorry, you haven't contemplated eggs? Yeah, me neither.

Have a great day, I'm totally in the dumps.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Big One: A Tale Of Two Cakes

This past Saturday was Baby Z's first birthday party. I was in charge of bringing the exquisitly decorated cake. Take a look at the masterpiece.

The party had an Asian Hello Kitty theme.
Much pink and red. Really very cute big cake. I created it while at work Saturday. Had K come up to the store to pick me and it up at 4 pm when I finished work.

The next step was just to deliver it to the party - early even. Everything was on track. K went to the store to get a gift bag as I started to get ready. At this rate I'd be there about 5:30 pm.

It was not to be. When K returned a few minutes later Super Girl ignored my commands of "No, don't get the door, your daddy has a key, he can get it himself," and ran to the door, knocking over the box with the cake in it in the process.

All the air left my lungs. My brain threatened to explode. I could not believe what I just saw even though I was saying "She just knocked over the cake. Oh my gawd, she just knocked over the cake." Then I did exactly what everyone else would do in that instance... I panicked. K put the cake back in the car, I babbled something incoherent to me and then said that Super Girl would NOT go to the party with me and left to fix the cake.

When I got to the store I did something totally classy, I totally lost my shit. I started crying. My cheese had totally fallen off my cracker and I was sobbing over a cake at work. Luckily that passed quickly and then I went into work mode and got that cake redone. Below is the cake that was delivered to the party. An hour LATE.

I think I actually like the second cake better than the first. But fuck, I hope that NEVER happens again.

Okay, off to work, many many cakes to do for the Valentine's ad tomorrow. Enjoy your virtual cake if you didn't actually get a piece of this tasty cake.

PS: Check out how much of a spaz I look like in the party pics... I know, nothing new, go look at the pics though. I loves me some Baby Z!
Feeling Better

Finally. It took until midday Saturday for me to stop feeling ick. Here are some new CAKE pics. Enjoy.

I was so thrilled with this - I finally got the BIG rose perfect!
So I only did ONE! I didn't have to cover my fuck-ups with more roses.
I made this for the display case. I figured it would be pretty and bright for the display case.
And it sold an hour after I put it in the case.
A beautiful stacked baby shower cake.
I was so thrilled with how this turned out.