Wow. I have a lot to say, but tonight I am too tired to say it. But wanted to let you all know I am still alive here.
So, my last post… 4 photos, an entire story… I post it, it shows up 2 pics and no story. This site drives me crazy!!
Is it just me, or did your home page on WordPress also have every “Freshly Pressed” blog blacked out and labeled “censored”? Weird!!
I logged on here to post something semi-happy… you know, not all sad and grumpy like I usually post. But then I had to go punish my parents’ dog for stealing the bagels out of the pantry! So, I guess you’ll have to wait to hear me not-mope. 😉 Later!
Kiki’s birthday is Sunday, and since her current obsession is Pirates of the Caribbean (or, more specifically, Jack Sparrow and Will Turner!) that is her party theme.
I really needed to not spend as much money on her party as I have in the past, (I tend to go a little crazy) so we scoured thrift stores and discount places for the things we needed… and did we luck out! We found all kinds of stuff that looks like treasure and other piratey things. Then we happened to have some other stuff in the storage unit (like dress-up jewelry) that we were actually able to find… I am going to make a pirate sail, – a Black Pearl sail, of course! – and if you can believe it, I actually found a black sheet at the thrift store! How likely is that to happen??
So, the table is set…
(ignore the rubber bands on the top of the candleabra… I’m trying to ‘tweak’ it a bit…)
Then there is the cake. It rocks!! I did an amazing job, if I do say so myself. 🙂
I went the lazy route and used a (modified) cake mix, so of course it wanted to fall apart… unlike a good scratch-made cake… oh well. It worked.
Here was my inspiration ~
So I covered the cake first with buttercream icing:
Then fondant ~
added the details ~
put silver lustre dust on the coins ~
Pretty awesome, huh??!
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