Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Simple Cooking Failures(episode two)


It's time for the second installment (second verse-lamer than the first) of a little segment I call Simple Cooking Failures. It lacks spunk and luster due to the particular circumstance of the failure itself, but I'll share it with you anyway.

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Here's the birthday cake completed to the best of my ability at 4:00 in the morning. Good thing Ratchet is so easy to please. He knows my heart(and hopefully not my hair) is in it.

Funny, I thought that yellow brick was a sickening flesh color last night. This is a nice surprise. Ahh, but I got it done-and plenty early it turns out.

The party is now set for Friday (three days away) due to three sickly cousins that couldn't come today. Wah-wah. It just wouldn't be the same without them.

NOW, I'm feeling like a genius for using Crisco in my "buttercream frosting". What foresight-what planning! I wrapped it up tight and it may taste even more authentically LEGOlicious(like plastic) by Friday. I wouldn't be at all surprised.

Sleeplessness makes me so sunny. Now if I could just get this fluffy cloud feeling off of my face I could truly shine.

Night nighZZZZZ....

13 comments:

Jamey Clayberg said...

sleep gentle spirit... but wake up for Lost

Adelia said...

You are a little too fantastic.

savannah said...

i love the voice over, sugar! ;~D xoxoxox

Crixie said...

Good lord, Shannon! You're a scream!

Viticulturist said...

Whole eggs did me in! So hilarious! I want you to plan my parties. Nice job on the Legos. Another reason to love Oreos!

Katie said...

Failure? Are you kidding me? These cakes are awesome! Ok so I don't recommend cooking at 2 am, but still. Who woulda thunk that Oreos could be used to make Lego cakes (definitely not me). I bet Ratchet's going to love these, and if he doesn't you can send all cake leftovers my way. Try to get some sleep and have a great party!

AfricaBleu said...

No fail!! You keep that cake decorating up, and I'll have to start calling you the Martha Stewart of S., and you and Jenna-girl will have to have ultimate cake-offs for the title of Martha Stewart of NW Arkansas.

Maria said...

At 2:15 in the morning, I would be frosting the macaroni salad.

Bekah said...

You are AWESOME! What a good mom to be up at 2:15 in the morning frosting cakes and video taping it too! I might steal your idea...the Lego cake part, not the 2am frosting part! :-)

dive said...

Hahahahahahaha!
Oh, Shan, you are too wonderful. I've been wiping away tears of laughter from watching your video. Your voice-over is amazing. As for frosting giant Lego bricks at 2:15 in the morning? This has to be the trippiest post I've seen in a long, long time.
Thank you so much.

Sara said...

That was grand. Simply grand in all its crazy, you, funny-ness.

Fifi said...

What cooking failure !!!! The cake looks great!WellDone! I would lOVE to be a fly on your wall ..... I'd be hosing all day long!! You're funny, girlfriend!

Maggie said...

These cakes are so fun! And the video... hehehe. I gave you 2 awards (on blog post on 3/29) so feel free to stop by and pick them up! It's because you are so awesome and one of my favorite blogging people EVER, and I hope sometime we can meet face to face!