Hey everybody....I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I know I have had a great week with my health and have felt better than I have in months. I found out that I have (I guess Kidney stones, will find out for sure at my next DR appointment). I think I may be on the right track at finding out what has caused me so many problems since last December. Keep me in your prayers...I just want answers!
Now onto what I've been working on. I love trying new things and thought I'd try my hand at making faux cakes and cupcakes. Now before you all make fun of me, please know that I have never decorated a cake in my life other than just plain icing. I think I tried "one time", when the girls were little, writing one of their names on their birthday cake. It was a big FAIL! So, I left that dream alone! I have seen so many beautiful cakes and started noticing some of them were fake. Hmmm....my mind began to dream a bit again. I thought with them being fake, it would give me room to "flub" up a little. So today, I did it!
Sorry about the dark photo...it was past 10 pm. I am pretty happy with my first try with piping. I need to practice, but all in all, I am pretty pleased being that I've never done it before!
I wanted a cake for my pale pink cake stand my mother bought me a few years back for my birthday. So I bought some foam which was the perfect size and stacked them just like a cake.
I used All Purpose Compound for the icing and mixed in some of my acrylic paint for the pink. I am going to use Spackle next time since it is whiter and looks just like real icing. Hey, I'm learning....
But, like I said, I am happy with my little faux cake for now.
Then I started working on some faux cupcakes. This is a little more challenging than I thought, lol. I'll work on them tomorrow afternoon. Tonight wasn't the night. But at least I have them all ready for tomorrow....
I used the spray foam for these...let's just say like with making real cupcakes, do not over fill because you'll regret it!
I'm sure you all may have noticed,we have a little addition to our family....
His name is Louis (Louie) and was a stray. We think he's around 4 of 5 months old. After losing my sweet Oliver from heart disease, I just thought I'd never get another cat again. My heart missed him so much since he was my therapy cat. He always made me feel so much better. Here, he fell asleep on my chest when I was having heart problems. Little did I know that in a few months he would pass from his own heart. Makes me cry just thinking about it all....
We haven't been able to have any animals inside due to our oldest daughter's severe allergies to dust mites and cats. But she loves them. I feel so sorry for her because she swells up like a tick, sneezes her head off and starts to have problems with her throat swelling. Not good. They could come in for a little while before she started having problems, but they'd have to go back out. I always hated that and so did she.
We are trying Louis as an inside cat for now as long as we keep him in certain rooms and making sure Sara takes her allergy meds around the clock. Also, I'm trying the Febreze Allergen Reducer. Thank goodness I have slipcovers....that will help immensely with being able to wash them to help cut down on animal dander and dust mites.
I sure hope this works because just look at this little guy...he's absolutely adorable and has a crazy personality! So far, Sara has done ok and just told me tonight that maybe she'll be able to have a cat inside when she moves out.
( the crazy cat lady as she calls it)
She loves animals, especially cats...so I sure hope this all works out.