Monday, June 02, 2008

following up

Okay I admit it, disappointed was a poor choice of wording when I was describing Abby's birthday cake. I wasn't truly disappointed. I really did love how it turned out, but this was my first time using this technique. All I had to go on were some vaguely worded instructions I found somewhere on the interwebs. So I was kind of flying by the seat of my pants. Once it was finished I could already recognize areas where I could improve and I really would have loved another shot at doing Ariel. She was a bit more complicated that Flounder and my inexperience showed. Only to me and everyone else I happened to show it to. All in all Abby was beyond thrilled with it and that's all that really matters.

I forgot to tell you about the tragic demise of my beloved chocolate fountain on the weekend. Abby had requested the chocolate fountain, along with fireworks, a bonfire and a pinata. Well Mike couldn't find fireworks, the wood was too wet for a bonfire and we never bothered with the pinata. But I could give her the chocolate fountain. Well I thought I could. Then we melted the chocolate, set up the fountain and there was no flowing chocolate. The motor had burnt out. I was a little heartbroken, but I am planning on replacing it. Any recommendations on a model?

I also promised you the blingiest shoes you've ever seen. These, a gift from Granny. Here's the thing, Abby has a well documented shoe addiction and Granny had a tiny bit of a shopping addiction and she works at a store that sells shoes (and clothes) for little kids. It's a match made in heaven.



Sam said...

So sorry to hear about your chocolate fountain. We however did a pinata for Lucys two weeks ago. It was a huge success. I made a note of all the children going and made sure there was something for everyone. The only thing I will do different is buy one that you pull the strings, the hitting ones are really tough and a 12 year old had to smack it open. We also decided that next "adult" party there will be one with "adult" things in it. Hope she had a great birthday.

PS Love the shoes.

Leah said...

My shoe obsessed child wishes dearly she had a grandma who had easy access (and desire) to buy her some. SHe's CONSTANTLY asking for new shoes and pointing out other people's "really pretty shoes", but she has a cheap mom, who doesn't get the shoe thing anyway, so she's suck with a pair of sandals, a pair of dress shoes, and a pair of tennies and that's it. I think she'd faint if I arrived home with silver sparkly shoes. (can Em come hang out with granny for a few days?? LOL!) very fun for Abby. I can't wait to hear her reaction to getting to wear those!!

And I still think the cake looks fab, especially for a first attempt!

renae du jour said...

Those shoes rock.

Karen said...

I was totally impressed with your cake. I aspire to your cake-making abilities. To me, it looked as good as those Dairy Queen numbers... better in fact. I didn't even know such a technique existed. I'm such a neophyte!

Shan said...

Sam - yeah I was pretty disappointed about it myself. We did a pinata a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. I just didn't get around to it this year.

Leah - Em can totally hang out with Granny. I won't tell you how many pairs she has right now because it's ridiculous, just know we're into double digits! She wore them to church the next day, of course. They haven't made it to school yet though.

Renae - yep, they do!

Karen - have I told you lately that I love you? I didn't know either,but I'm so glad I found out about it.

Angela said...

Sparkly shoes are fun.
It was made with love and I think she knew that.